The Benjamin Franklin Bridge

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The innovative Benjamin Franklin Bridge, originally named the Delaware River Bridge, was constructed to connect the cities of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey. For a time after its opening on July 1, 1926, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 1,750 feet. The Benjamin Franklin Bridge contains many rarely seen images of the bridge's planning and construction, the individuals who helped make the concept of the bridge a reality, and the workers who built it. The bridge has undergone many changes in the decades since its opening, and these vintage photographs trace its evolution, illustrating the bridge's endurance as a symbol of the Philadelphia-Camden metropolitan area. Enjoy the rich history of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in this collection of 15 historic black-and-white postcards.
ISBN: 9780738562087
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 200
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Michael and Maureen Howard explore the bridge's past.
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