The New Route Between Detroit and Border Cities Via Ambassador Bridge. MICHIGAN - DETROIT.
The New Route Between Detroit and Border Cities Via Ambassador Bridge.

The New Route Between Detroit and Border Cities Via Ambassador Bridge.

No date. Ca. 1929.
Pamphlet, 9 x 4 inches, unfolding to 18 x 24 inches, text and two-color maps. Light soiling to back cover panel and upper left map; very good condition Main map: "The New Route Between Detroit and Border Cities Via Ambassador Bridge." A folding map circa 1929 comprised of numerous inset maps, the largest being "Map of Main Routes to Ambassador Bridge" depicting the United States from the eastern seaboard west to Omaha, with all roads leading to Detroit. Small inset maps feature routes from Detroit to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, Buffalo and other major cities. A larger inset depicts Essex County, "The Sun Parlor of Canada." Text extolling the wonders of the bridge identify it as "the largest suspension span in the world," a claim that could be maintained until the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931. In the picture of the bridge on the three-panel cover of the pamphlet, there appears to be no traffic, suggesting the photo was taken prior to the opening of the span. An unusual piece of ephemera relating to a landmark of engineering ingenuity. Item #47023

Price: $45.00

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