On the State St. Memorial bridge. John Harris High School color guard. Note the steel works - backwards SIGN between smokestacks on the left: Harrisburg Steel Corporation. The mills were under the bridge, as were the railroad tracks leading to the downtown train station.
It was always exciting to walk across this bridge to the capitol grounds and downtown Harrisburg. In the middle of the bridge there was a stairway that went down one of the support columns. It was always blocked off and incredibly dark, mysterious, and CREEPY.
Bobby soxers to the right indicate late 1940s. Also NOTE the beautiful star streetlights.
Cropped from a Kodachrome color slide taken by my dad, Ross J. Care.
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