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Bulldozer douses freeway
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated January 23, 1958 reads, "Traffic on Front street at Palm avenue came to a halt today as water from severed fire hydrant geysered 200 feet into air and flooded intersection with foot of water in 11 minutes it took Burbank city crews to shut off water main. Unidentified bulldozer operator clipped hydrant in grading for Golden State Freeway."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Express highways--Design and construction--Accidents--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Express highways--United States
Hydrants--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Hydrants--Accidents--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Spectators--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Men--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Buildings--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Automobiles--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Mountains--California, Southern
Streets--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Interstate 5
Interstate 5--Design and construction--Accidents
Front Street (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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