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Tyler McConnell Bridge and surrounding area aerial and ground photographs

1994
 Collection
Accession: 1994-259

Abstract

These aerial photographs of the Tyler McConnell Bridge and ground views of the nearby area of Henry Clay Village, Delaware, including the Hagley Museum and Library's entrance, were commissioned by the State of Delaware Department of Transportation. The Tyler McConnell Bridge over the Brandywine River on Route 141 (Centre Road) opened in 1952. The area was documented when research began on building another bridge to replace the current two-lane bridge. There are also views of the Charles I. du Pont house.

Dates

  • 1994

Creator

Extent

32 item(s)

General Physical Description

16 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 16 photographic negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Historical Note

The Tyler McConnell Bridge over the Brandywine River on Route 141 (Centre Road) opened in 1952. The area was documented when research began on building another bridge to replace the current two-lane bridge.

Charles I. du Pont (1797-1869) was a manufacturer and politication. He was the eldest son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and nephew of E. I. du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the DuPont Company. He studied at Mt. Airy College from 1809 to 1813, when he left school to enter business with his father. Charles I. du Pont married in 1824 Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke (1806-1838), daughter of Nicholas Van Dyke (1738-1789), of New Castle, Del. In 1841 he married Ann Ridgely (1815-1898), daughter of Henry Moore Ridgely (1779-1847) of Dover, Delaware. Du Pont was active in civic and political affairs. Du Pont resided at Louviers, the home built by his father, and died there on January 31, 1869.

Scope and Content

These aerial photographs of the Tyler McConnell Bridge and ground views of the nearby area of Henry Clay Village, Delaware, including the Hagley Museum and Library's entrance, were commissioned by the State of Delaware Department of Transportation. These photos show the area of the proposed dualization of Route 141 (Centre Road) from Route 100 (Monchanin Road) to the DuPont Company's Experimental Station. There are also views of the Charles I. du Pont House.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Tyler McConnell Bridge and surrounding area aerial and ground photographs
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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