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Name Bridges
Number of Archive records 10
Number of Object records 1
Number of Photo records 24

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Image of 2015.001.00650.3 - Development of Brewer Island into Foster City, 1956-1967

2015.001.00650.3 - Development of Brewer Island into Foster City, 1956-1967

Development of Brewer Island into Foster City, 1956-1967. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of Brewer Island and the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge before the development of Foster City. Brewer Island is visible in the foreground along the lower portion of the image, and the drawbridge extends across the image at center. Part of a series. See also series 01771; 02643; 02887; 03037; 03974; 03820; 03078; 04283.

Image of 2015.001.00705.16 - San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1957

2015.001.00705.16 - San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1957

San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1957. Black and white negative shows the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge on San Francisco Bay. The drawbridge is in the center of the image and several cars are crossing it. There is an overhead power line tower to the left of the bridge in the upper right corner of the image. To the right of the bridge towards the center of the image is a dredging barge. Choppy waves are visible in the water. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03167.4 - Bridge Operator Monitoring Traffic on the San-Mateo Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

2015.001.03167.4 - Bridge Operator Monitoring Traffic on the San-Mateo Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

Bridge Operator Monitoring Traffic on the San-Mateo Hayward Drawbridge, 1962. Black and white negative shows a bridge operator monitoring automotive and maritime traffic on the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge. The operator's back is to the camera and he looks down to monitor traffic driving on the bridge below. He wears glasses and rests his arms on a railing. The metal trusses of the bridge are visible and surrounding them is the San Francisco Bay.

Image of 2015.001.04504 - Construction of the San Francisco Bay Toll Bridge, 1963

2015.001.04504 - Construction of the San Francisco Bay Toll Bridge, 1963

Construction of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1963. Black and white negative shows construction on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Six people stand on the bridge at center, posing for a photograph. There are overhead power lines above and behind them, and the East Bay hills are visible on the other side of the bay. On the right side of the image, six construction workers perform various tasks. One looks through a surveying instrument mounted on a tripod, one holds a hose that is connected to a mixer, and the other four are working on the piers supporting the bridge. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.09807.1 - San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Construction, 1967

2015.001.09807.1 - San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Construction, 1967

San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Construction, 1967. Black and white negative shows construction of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge highrise. A crane lifts up a large segment of the bridge at left in the image. Text on the bridge segment reads, "MURPHY PACFIC." Near the bridge segment on the right, three construction workers stand on an unfinished portion of the bridge. Part of a series. See also 2015.001.10073.

Image of 2015.001.09942.1 - Shell Boulevard Bridge on Brewer Island (Foster City), 1967

2015.001.09942.1 - Shell Boulevard Bridge on Brewer Island (Foster City), 1967

Shell Boulevard Bridge on Brewer Island (Foster City), 1967. Black and white negative shows the newly constructed Shell Boulevard bridge on Brewer Island (Foster City), California. The image was taken from underneath the bridge and looks out across the water showing the arched bridge support pillars. Two sailboats appear in the background on the other side of the bridge. Part of a Series.

Image of 2015.001.04908.41 - Building the New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, November 1963

2015.001.04908.41 - Building the New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, November 1963

Building the New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, November 1963. Black and white negative shows construction of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Four workers perform various tasks on a segement of the bridge at left. More workers and service vehicles are on the bridge in the background at center right. To the left is the San Francisco Bay. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00723.7 - Boating on San Francisco Bay South of Coyote Point Looking Southeast, 1959

2015.001.00723.7 - Boating on San Francisco Bay South of Coyote Point Looking Southeast, 1959

Boating on San Francisco Bay South of Coyote Point Looking Southeast, 1959. Black and white negative shows motor boats on the San Francisco Bay, south of Coyote Point. One boat appears in the foreground just below center moving toward the camera with water splashing on either side. Several other boats appear in the distance at left. The 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge appears behind the boats, spanning the image at center.

Image of 2015.001.00723.6 - Boating on San Francisco Bay South of Coyote Point, 1959

2015.001.00723.6 - Boating on San Francisco Bay South of Coyote Point, 1959

Boating on San Francisco Bay South of Coyote Point, 1959. Black and white negative shows motor boats on the San Francisco Bay, south of Coyote Point. The photograph was taken from a motor boat, with a woman and a small dog just visible in frame at lower left in the back of the boat. A second boat, visible at center, moves toward the camera with water splashing on either side. The 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge appears in the background spanning the image above center.

Image of 2015.001.03167.1 - San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

2015.001.03167.1 - San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962. Black and white negative shows automobiles stopped on the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge while the center span is raised to allow watercraft to pass underneath.

Image of 2015.001.03167.10 - Operator of San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge Looking for Ships, 1962

2015.001.03167.10 - Operator of San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge Looking for Ships, 1962

Operator of San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge Looking for Ships, 1962. Black and white negative shows a man standing in an equipment room of the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge looking through binoculars. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that the operator is looking out for ships and sailboats on San Francisco Bay. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03167.11 - Operator of San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge Working, 1962

2015.001.03167.11 - Operator of San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge Working, 1962

Operator of San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge Working, 1962. Black and white negative shows a close-up image of a bridge operator on the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge holding a receiver to his ear while facing the mouthpiece of a wall mounted telephone. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that this operator is using the bridge interdepartmental telecommunication system. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03167.2 - San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

2015.001.03167.2 - San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962. Black and white negative shows traffic on the two lane 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge. A car pulling a motorboat is visible in the foreground at bottom center facing away from the camera. “Lollipop” is painted on the back side of the boat. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03167.7 - Operator Raising San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

2015.001.03167.7 - Operator Raising San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

Operator Raising San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962. Black and white negative shows a man operating the lift on the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge. The man appears at left in the image standing next to large machinery. He holds two levers, moving one forward and the other backward.

Image of 2015.001.03167.9 - Operator Raising the San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

2015.001.03167.9 - Operator Raising the San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

Operator Raising the San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1962. Black and white negative shows the equipment room of the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge. A man is visible just left of center on the far side of the room standing with one arm on his hip and the other resting on a lever that is part of the equipment that operates the bridge’s vertical lift.

Image of 2015.001.04283.1 - Hillsdale Boulevard Bridge to Brewer Island (Foster City), 1962

2015.001.04283.1 - Hillsdale Boulevard Bridge to Brewer Island (Foster City), 1962

Hillsdale Boulevard Bridge to Brewer Island (Foster City), 1962. Black and white negative shows the Hillsdale Boulevard Bridge looking north toward Brewer Island (Foster City). The photograph was taken from the bank of Seal slough with the bridge visible in the upper portion of the image. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.04908.1 - Surveying for Construction of New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1963

2015.001.04908.1 - Surveying for Construction of New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1963

Surveying for Construction of New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1963. Black and white negative shows two surveyors standing on top of the new State Route 92 highway with the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge visible in the background. A man wearing a hat looks through a theodolite on a tripod at right in the foreground, and another man holds a rod in the distance at upper left. The photograph was taken looking east. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.04908.4 - Construction of New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1963

2015.001.04908.4 - Construction of New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1963

Construction of New San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1963. Black and white negative shows an image of the partially constructed San Mateo-Hayward Bridge with six people working on the pier supports. Two men remove wood planks from a palette in the foreground. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.05498.1 - Construction of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1964

2015.001.05498.1 - Construction of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1964

Construction of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, 1964. Black and white negative shows construction of the first pillar for the high rise section of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. The photograph was taken looking east with construction workers, I-beams, scaffolding, and a crane in the foreground. The original 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge appears in the background. Part of a series.