Lost bridge, 1952
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Emery. Date: 1952-01-19. Reporter: Emery to rw. Assignment: Lost bridge. 82, 83, 56, 57, 43: Clamshell excavator on Long Beach's West Seventh Street bridge over Los Angeles River hauling up timbers of lost bridge which floated down river in storm and lodged against bridge, causing hazard and forcing bridge's closing. City officials can't get anyone upstream to confess ownership of timber structure, estimated at 20 feet wide, 40 feet long and weighing many tons".