New Viaduct, Ashtabula, Ohio (1947)

New Viaduct, Ashtabula, Ohio (1947)
Vintage postcard (c. 1947) depicting the U.S. bridge over the Ashtabula River in Ashtabula, Ohio.

The description on the front of the card:
New Viaduct, Ashtabula, Ohio

Postmark Date: 1947

Era: Linen Era
Condition: Used

This concrete arch bridge was built in 1926-1927 by the Standish Engineering Co. over the Ashtabula River on US-20 in Ashtabula, Ohio. It was an 8-span open-spandrel bridge whose total length was 1,230 ft. As of 1992, the average daily traffic was 20,320 vehicles. It was rehabilitated in 1998 and replaced two years later in 2000.

Back of the postcard with a 1947 Ashtabula, Ohio postmark, machine cancel, and green one-cent stamp. It has a handwritten message addressed to a Miss Clara Elliot in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.

Publisher: C.L. Carle, Ashtabula, Ohio. Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. American Art” postcard, a tradename under Curt Teich Co., Chicago, Illinois.

Established in 1898, the Curt Teich Co. was best known for its wide range of advertising and postcards of North America. By the 1920s, it was producing so many postcards with borders that they became recognized as a type dubbed “White Border Cards,” creating an “era.” Later, Curt Teich’s innovations in this printing technique directly led to the production of what we now call “linens” by the early 1930s.
Read more about the Curt Teich Co.

Rights Info: Most likely public domain due to inadequate copyright statements, but it would be best to credit the original publishers and distributors.

Source: Bridge Hunter

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