New Conneaut Viaduct, Conneaut, Ohio (Date Unknown)

New Conneaut Viaduct, Conneaut, Ohio (Date Unknown)
Vintage white border postcard depicting the US20 Conneaut Creek Bridge in Conneaut, Ohio.

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

Also called US20 Conneaut Creek Bridge, it was a seven-span open-spandrel arch bridge that went over Conneaut Creek on US-20. Over 1,115 ft. long, it was designed and built in 1922 by the Wendell P. Brown Co., a company based out of Cleveland, Ohio, and The Pitt Construction Co. from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was rehabilitated 1980 and the average daily traffic in 1999 was 5,330 vehicles. It was replaced in 2004.

Estimated Date: 1922-1930

Era: White Border Era
Condition: Unused / Soiled

Back of the postcard

Publisher: Earle T. Young, Conneaut, Ohio / C.T. American Art Colored by 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.
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Rights Info: Public Domain

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