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Drawbridges of the Ship Canal
Drawbridges of the Ship Canal

The centennial of the Lake Washington Ship Canal in 2017 is a good time to look back on the history of the five drawbridges that were built to span it. These old bridges are still going strong and are colorful parts of Seattle's character as a city.

This video is part of a series of short documentaries produced by Vaun Raymond for the centennial of the Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal.

See other stories in this series:

A Glass Half Full: Native Americans & The Ship Canal

Seattle's Waterway to the World

Pioneers of the Ship Canal: Thomas Mercer & Harvey Pike

Shipyards & Boatyards of the Ship Canal

Legacy of the Locks & Lake Washington Ship Canal: Centennial Kickoff

Underground Tour of the Ballard Locks Pump Plant

Fremont Bridge Hard Hat Tour

Halibut Schooner Vansee: Underway from the Locks for a Century

Nordic Roots of the Ballard Locks & Ship Canal

Making the Cut: Centennial Exhibit at the University of Washington

Fishermen's Terminal: Home Port on the Ship Canal

Chittenden & The Corps

Salmon in the City

Recreational Boating on the Lake Washington Ship Canal

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