Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bridges of New York, 1948 & 1949

 [George Washington Bridge and Hudson River, New York City.
Caption on the back reads: One of the main highways between New York and New Jersey. The bridge was completed in 1932 at a cost of over $60,000,000. The main span is 3500 feet long. It enters Manhattan at 178th Street and connects over ramps with beautiful Riverside Drive.]

These postcards of New York City bridges are possibly from 1948 or 1949 given their position with respect to other similar postcards in the collection that were mailed and have '48 and '49 postmarks. I'll post those others once I get them scanned.

 [George Washington Bridge, Palisades in Background, New York City
Caption on the back reads: Spanning the Hudson River at 179th Street, the George Washington Bridge connects the States of New York and New Jersey. It is the longest suspension bridge in the world and cost $60,000,000. It was completed in 1931.]

[Title on the top reads: George Washington Bridge, Fort Tryon Park, Riverside Drive.
Title at the bottom reads: Hudson River and Jersey Palisades, New York City.]

[Brooklyn Bridge at Night, New York City.]

[Triborough Bridge. Looking down East River from over Hellgate, New York City.]

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