Limit search to available items
Streaming video

Title Opening the Williamsburg Bridge / American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Published United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (1 min.))
Series New York at the turn of the century
American history in video
Summary The film was shot on the roadway of the newly constructed Williamsburg Bridge. The first people to come into view are press photographers carrying large wooden "box" cameras. Next, a parade of dignitaries and military representatives, accompanied by members of the press, is photographed passing the camera position led by a standard bearer whose banner reads "MAYOR". The mayor of New York was Seth Low, a lame-duck at the time of filming, having been defeated in November, 1903 by George B. McClellan. The Williamsburg Bridge, a combined cantilever and suspension bridge, crosses the East River from Delancey and Clinton Streets, Manhattan, to Roebling and S. 5th Streets, Williamsburg. Built at a cost of twelve million dollars, it held two lanes of roadway, two "L" tracks, four trolley tracks, and two promenades. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time
Notes Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11Feb1904; H42039
Original duration: 0:55 at 15 fps
Previously published as DVD
Streaming media
Credits Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer
Subject Bridges -- New York (State) -- New York
Parades -- New York (State) -- New York
Photojournalists -- New York (State) -- New York
Press -- New York (State) -- New York
SUBJECT East River (N.Y.)
Williamsburg Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Subject New York (State) -- East River.
New York (State) -- New York.
New York (State) -- New York -- Williamsburg Bridge.
Genre/Form Internet videos.
Internet videos.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Form Streaming video
Author Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Other Titles Copyright title: Opening the Williamsburg Bridge [New York City]
Opening of Williamsburg Bridge