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Southern Pacific Carquinez Bridge Construction photograph album
MS 813  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Southern Pacific Carquinez Bridge Construction photograph album
    Dates: 1929-1930
    Collection Number: MS 813
    Creator/Collector: Swadley Commercial Photographer of San Francisco, California
    Extent: 1 album
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: This album consists of photographs of the construction of the Martinez to Benecia Southern Pacific railroad bridge.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Southern Pacific Carquinez Bridge Construction photograph album. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Biography/Administrative History

    Construction of the Southern Pacific Carquinez Bridge began on May 1, 1929 and the first train ran October 15, 1930. It was 5,603 feet in length. The formal dedication was held on November 1, 1930.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This album consists of photographs of the construction of the Martinez to Benecia Southern Pacific railroad bridge. This album was produced by Swadley Commercial Photographer of San Francisco, California. There are numerous very interesting construction photos but this book only scratches the surface on the entire project. At the end of the book there are a number of photos of the people who were instrumental in the project. [Album 54]