Granville Bridge by Landauer

Item LF.01899 - Extra - Granville Bridge - course of construction 1953 Otto F. Landauer. Jewish Museum & Archives of BC.

Jewish Museum & Archives of BC. Item LF.01899 – Extra – Granville Bridge – course of construction 1953 Otto F. Landauer photo.

This is an outstanding image made of what today we typically refer to as “the Granville Bridge” (left), but which is in fact the third and unquestionably the most massive of the three False Creek crossings at roughly this location. The image was made from atop the steel superstructure above the second Granville Bridge (1909-1954, partly visible to the right).

From this angle, the photographer has created, for me at least, an impression of a great, mid-twentieth century metallic beastie threatening to lick the industrial buildings of Granville Island beneath it.

If you are interested, there is a compilation of vintage images of all three bridges here.

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