New Viaduct, Ashtabula, Ohio (1947)

New Viaduct, Ashtabula, Ohio (1947)
Vintage postcard (c. 1947) showing the viaduct on U.S. Route 20 (Prospect Road) 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 U.S. Route 20 (Prospect Road) 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.

The message on the back of the card:
Dear Miss Elliot,
Well here is a shot of your former Soph is writing to you.
I am up at Lake Erie between Ashtabula and Geneva and having a nice time.
I am writing this while I’m laying on the beach.
Today it’s windy and there’s no sun out but it’s warm.
Sometime when your driving past stop in and see me.
How are your cats?
Your friend
Elaine Chapman

Addressed to:
Miss Clara Elliot
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

Back of New Viaduct, Ashtabula, Ohio (1947)
Back of the postcard featuring a 1947 Ashtabula, Ohio postmark, a machine cancel, a green one-cent stamp, and a handwritten message.

Published by:

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.

Cancel type: Machine cancel
Stamp: Green one-cent

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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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