St. Johns Bridge Opening ephemera (1931) Portland, Oregon
BUSHONG & CO. present you with their compliments this copy of "A POEM STRETCHED ACROSS A RIVER" artistic photograph and poem commemorating the opening of the St. Johns Bridge, Portland, Oregon, 1931.
"A bridge is a poem stretched across a river, a symphony of stone and steel."
For 40 years New York native David Barnard Steinman was the leading proponent of long-span suspension bridges, rivaled only by the Swiss-born Othmar Ammann (1879-1965). During his career Steinman and his associates were responsible for the design and construction of over 400 bridges.
Very scarce Portland, Oregon bridge ephemera! 16 x 11 soft cover with two inside pages. Poem on left opening page and picture of St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon on the right. Very nice condition with very light wear. Undated circa 1931, when the St. Johns Bridge was opened. RARE!