TBT: Ambassador Bridge just after it opened

A new bridge will soon span the waters separating Detroit and Windsor. Until then, we'll continue to drive the Ambassador Bridge like we have for the past 85 years.

The Ambassador Bridge opened November 15, 1929. A short time later, the above picture was snapped. The black and white photo is nearly perfect symmetry with two cars moving towards the camera while three move away. 

If you look closely on the left side of the frame, you'll see a pedestrian in a coat and hat walking on the bridge's sidewalk towards Detroit. The sidewalk is now closed to pedestrians and bicyclists.

When it was built in 1929, the Ambassador Bridge had the longest suspended central span in the world at 1,850 feet. It stood for two years until the George Washington Bridge was built in New York and New Jersey. 

Special thanks to the Detroit Historical Society for this and all of our Throwback Thursday photos.
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