(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original vintage Carter's News Agency, C. T. Art-Colortone linen postcard from the 1940s. It shows an interior view of the Bankhead Tunnel under Mobile River in Mobile, Alabama. Photo by Mobile Press Register.
"Bankhead Tunnel, named after a distinguished Alabama statesman, is the first engineering feat of its kind in the deep South. A four million dollar self liquidating traffic artery under Mobile River, which reduces by seven and one half miles the distance between the city and points north and east on the Old Spanish Trail. Total length 3389 feet, under river portion 1147 feet, width of roadway 21 feet, headroom 13 feet 6 inches. Opened to traffic Feb. 20, 1941.", reads the description printed on the back.
The postcard is unused and is in VERY GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips.
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