Cantilever Bridge, 215 Ft. High. Scene on White Pass & Yukon Route Postcard
Cantilever Bridge, 215 ft. High. Scene on White Pass & Yukon Route. This steel cantilever bridge, which used to carry the White Pass & Yukon over Dead Horse Gulch in Alaska, north of Skagway. The bridge was built in 1901; at that time it was the tallest cantilever bridge in the world.
The postcard is a divided back postcard and is postmarked July 16, 1928 at Skagway; it reached its destination, Canoe Lake, Ontario, on July 27. It was made by Curt Teich & Company. The sender of the postcard wrote: "Skagway, July 14. To-day we took a trip on the railway. It's quite thrilling as you make a climb of 2,700 ft. in 20 miles and the railway goes along the side of the mountain. The trail of '98 can be seen quite well from the train, in spots. We passed through a place which once had 20,000, 30,000 people but now only has a station. The scenery is wonderful but some of the towns are quite moth eaten."