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Richmond's skyline and Mayo Bridge over the James River, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1930-1944

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Alternate title:Richmond's skyline and Mayo Bridge over historical James River, Richmond, VA
Summary:Richmond's skyline and Mayo Bridge over the James River, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1930-1944. Caption reads: "Richmond's skyline - This handsome steel and concrete structure replaces the 'old' Mayo Bridge, over which the Confederate Army, defending Richmond, retreated, just before the evacuation and burning of the city in April, 1864. The new bridge begins at the south end of 14th Street, and, crossing the Mayo's Island, it joins the two portions of the city lying on the north and south banks of the James River, and furnishes an important traffic artery for the commercial life of the community. It was erected by the City of Richmond at a cost of $300,000.00 and was completed and opened to the public in September, 1913. From abutment to abutment, it has a length of 1,775 feet. Visitors to Paris will probably notice its resemblance to the famous 'Point Neuf,' crossing the Seine, near Nortre Dame." Postcard number: 11489.
Provider:Richmond News Company
Colourpicture Publishers (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Massachusetts
Boston
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1921-1930
1931-1940
1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Zone :James River
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Rivers
Bridges
Cityscapes
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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