Saturday, August 29, 2009

Streets of America - 1960's

Here are some great 1960's slides of street scenes in America. Help me out by giving me any additional information about some of the locations if you can. Thank you.

Hollywood, California - Looking east on Hollywood Blvd.

Zorayda's Castle and Gift Shop - St Augustine, Florida.

View of Bridge in Minnesota - ????? - Anyone!
See comments for more information.

General William Jackson Palmer - Colorado Springs.

LINK: For many more great pics visit Actionlog's Photostream on Flickr.

6 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I have nothing to add, information-wise (sorry!), but it's great stuff!

Keith said...

Those are wonderful. I always love seeing how things looked back in the 60's.

Anonymous said...

I think the Minnesota bridge would be Duluth, MN or Superior, WI. Just a guess.

Barry said...

It is the Duluth-Superior High Bridge, connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin. Great Guess Anon!

Glen said...

The High Bridge, built 1961, (the year I graduated from high school) connecting Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. This huge arch bridge dwarfs the remains of the old Interstate Bridge. Additional Bridge Photos and a Bridge Blog at www.Bridgepix.com.

The John A. Blatnik Bridge is the bridge that carries Interstate Highway 535 and U.S. Highway 53 over the Saint Louis River, which drains into Lake Superior, between Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. The bridge is 7,975 feet long and was dedicated on December 2, 1961. It was renamed after Representative John Blatnik on September 24, 1971, to commemorate Blatnik's role in making the bridge a reality. Blatnik was the long time representative of the Minnesota 8th congressional district, a district that included the city of Duluth. The Blatnik bridge replaced a toll bridge around the same location. The previous bridge was a swinging bridge that carried both automobile and rail traffic.

The bridge was widened and the substructure was strengthened between 1992 and 1993 to accommodate hard shoulders.

The Blatnik Bridge is also sometimes referred to as the "High Bridge" by the older generations, making the two major bridges connecting Duluth, MN and Superior, WI the "Bong Bridge" and the "High Bridge." (Wikipedia)

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Ask and you shall receive! I thank you all for the additional information on picture #3. Very much appreciated, Richard.