Vintage photo of the Ballard Bridge in 1933

From time to time, we like to share old Ballard photos from the Seattle Municipal Archives.

This is the Ballard Bridge under repair in February of 1933 — 16 years after the completion of the Ballard Locks and 27 years after the quickly-growing town of Ballard was annexed into Seattle.

Note the sign, “Government Locks at Ballard, key to industrial Seattle.”

For even older photos of the Ballard Bridge — which was built in 1915 and 1916 — visit the archives here. (Photo via the Seattle Monorail on Twitter)

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Andrew Daisuke
Andrew Daisuke

the city of seattle’s webpage has thousands of photos like this in their free digital archive.

It’s pretty cool, you can search by time and neighborhood.

you can save them in HUGE .tif files and do whatever you like with them.

Andrew Daisuke
Andrew Daisuke

annnnd I didn’t happen to notice you linked to it!