14 in HIGH x 11.25 in WIDE
(35.56 cm HIGH x 28.57 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

An aerial view of a huge excavation on Highway 40 near the approaches to the Carquinez Bridge over the Sacramento River. There is only one bridge over the river, but piers are under construction for a second parallel bridge. The C & H sugar refinery is visible east of the bridge. The focus of the photo however is the giant excavation, described in the Tribune clipping of Sep-3, 1956, which reads "RECORD CUT Giant earth-moving machines (center) will carve 16-hours a day for 24 months southwest of Crockett (above) ib the largest such project ever undertaken by State Divsion of Highways. Cut is one of three projuect0s connecting with Carquinez parallel bridge at Crockett. Piers for new pan are at right of exisitn bridge."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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