30,000 people showed up for the ribbon cutting in 1966, now the bridge to nowhere marks its 50th year and $24 million back then to build it. In 1966 a toll of $1.50 per car went into effect. The celebration is this Saturday at 9am - Maritime Museum in Astoria.
The clarity of this photo is amazing, most likely taken with a large format camera of the day. On the left we see The Seasider Hotel (Could have still been The Moore Hotel at the time) ….On the right we have a great shot of the caramel corn-ice cream store. It was such a crying shame when they tore that down for the monstrosity time share building to be built.