Vintage Photograph Shows Washington Bridge and Speedway in Washington Heights, 1901

Washinton Bridge and Speedway, Washington Heights, Manhattan, 1901
Washinton Bridge and Speedway, Washington Heights, Manhattan, 1901
Photo: LOC

Captured in 1901 by photographer William Henry Jackson, this great vintage photograph shows the Washington Bridge—not the George Washington Bridge that opened in 1931—and the "speedway" underneath as it spans the Harlem River between Washington Heights in Manhattan and Morris Heights in The Bronx. Here is a Google StreetView of the view today from approximately the same vantage point:

Check out the specimen page at the Library of Congress Digital Archives for more information on the vintage photograph.

Washington Bridge

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