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Title
Bridge spanning the Los Angeles River during rainstorm flooding, Compton, 1927
Date Created and/or Issued
February 1927
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Another image of this bridge has "Compton bridge" handwritten on the negative (id no. uclamss_1429_2371).
View of a bridge in Compton with wooden railings spanning the Los Angeles River, swollen with flood water from a torrential rain storm
Text from newspaper caption for another image of a Los Angeles River bridge during this storm: Thundering Waters Tear at Toppling Bridges. Tempest Turns River Into Destructive Force. Hungry flood waters of the raging Los Angeles River assailing the Main-street bridge. These waters rioting over an area which normally is an arroyo seco or dry river bed. A number of bridges have been swept out or badly damaged by the stream, transformed from an innocuous pygmy to a destructive giant almost overnight [Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 1927: 3].
Text from negative sleeve: Floods, L.A. River
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_2456
ark:/21198/zz002ddfnj
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Bridges--California--Compton
Rivers--California--Compton
Storms--California--Compton
Floods--California--Compton
Los Angeles River (Calif.)
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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