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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Ambassador Bridge

Ambassador Bridge

Early picture of the Ambassador Bridge that links Detroit Michigan and Windsor Ontario. Bridge was built in 1929 and this looks like it was taken not too much longer after that. Note on the right side the sidewalk and people walking on it, this was closed a long time ago as it was not part of the bridge's charter (at least what I have read). From my negatives collection. View full size.

Made the walk

I walked across this bridge in the late 60's with my Boy Scout troop. Not sure if there was an International scouts day, or something like that. We made the walk and met up with a troop from Windsor.

 
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