VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE NEARS COMPLETION Workmen put the finishing touches on the new Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING TRYOUTS Olympic weight-lifting hopefuls try out for a berth on the team at the World Fair Pavilion in New York City. Tony Garcy, Louis Riecke and Norbert Schemansky all make it in.
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE GETS 2ND LEVEL A second deck is added to New York's George Washington Bridge making it the only bridge with 14 lanes for traffic. Bridge designer and Chief Engineer Othmar Ammann is congratulated by New York and New Jersey's governors during the dedication ceremony.
EARLY US AIRMAIL SERVICE Inauguration of US Airmail Service. Woodrow Wilson and the first lady send the first air letter to the postmaster of New York City. An Airmail truck, a pilot writes on the wing, the president shows the letter, putting mail in a sack, Wilson shakes hands with the pilot, the sacks are put in the plane, the pilot climbs in, the plane takes off.
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