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[Views of Tower Bridge, Sacramento] (18 views)
Eichler, Alfred
Snyder, John W
Fisher, James
Tateishi, Don
Historic American Buildings Survey
Date Created and/or Issued
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San Francisco : Historic American Buildings Survey, National Park Service, Western Region, Dept. of the Interior
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California State Library
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Set of 108 photographs of Tower Bridge, part of project HAER No. CA-73. Reproductions of original photographs of bridge construction done in 1934-1935 (originals with Dept. of Transportation).
Includes index: Photographs, written historical and descriptive data / report prepared by John W. Snyder, James Fisher. Photographs (1985) by Don Tateishi.
Sacramento River Bridge, also known as Tower Bridge and M Street Bridge (earlier bridge). Represents rare use of Streamlined Moderne architectural styling in lift bridge, major link in transcontinental highway U.S. 40. Added to National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Engineer/architect was Alfred Eichler, California Division of Highways. Built in 1934-36 to replace M Street Bridge. Bridge is steel through truss vertical lift span, and steel through truss and reinforced concrete and steel plate deck girder approach spans.
View 91 (1992-0370). CA-73-91. Shows west approach span, 1935 -- view 92 (1992-0371). CA-73-92. Placing sheave wheel, east tower -- view 93 (1992-0372). CA-73-93. Erecting sheave wheel -- view 94 (1992-0373). CA-73-94. Shows steel erection, Delta King moored ar River Lines terminal on right -- view 95 (1992-0374). CA-73-95. Placing upper chord member on left span, view of river and waterfront from atop bridge, Delta King or Queen below -- view 96 (1992-0375). Ca-73-96. Shows deck reinforcing trusses, east truss -- view 97 (1992-0376). CA-73-97. Government boat Yuba beneath lift span -- view 98 (1992-0377). CA-73-98. General view of bridge -- view 99 (1992-0378). CA-73-99. Lift span seen from above, Delta Queen below.
View 100 (1992-0379). CA-73-100. Pouring counterweight box -- view 101 (1992-0380). CA-73-101. Pouring counterweight box -- view 102 (1992-0381). CA-73-102. Balance chain -- view 103 (1992-0382). CA-73-103. Obtaining river sand, shows bridge and workers from below bridge, terminal on right -- view 104 (1992-0383). CA-73-104. General view, hoisting machine below -- view 105 (1992-0384). CA-73-105. Removing shoofly bridge lift span --view 106 (1992-0385). CA-73-106. Worker painting with aluminum paint -- view 107 (1992-0386). CA-73-107. Inside operator's cain, emergency motor/generator in foreground -- view 108 (1992-0387). CA-73-108. Control panel inside operator's cabin
Also have negative: no. 23,481 (4 x 5 in.) of view 94.
Nonprojected graphic
18 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in.
Vertical lift bridges--California--Sacramento
Truss bridges--California--Sacramento
Bridge construction--California--Sacramento
Hoisting machinery
Marine terminals--California--Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs
Tower Bridge (Sacramento, Calif.)--Photographs
Sacramento River (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Progress photographs
Sacramento (Calif.)
Tower Bridge (Sacramento, Calif.)
Sacramento River (Calif.)

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