Bayonne Bridge Commemorative Medal

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Title:
Bayonne Bridge Commemorative Medal
Date: 
1931
Medium: 
Bronze
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Date End: 
1 931
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing standing figures of European settler, at left, and Native American, at right, against background of topographical map of New York and New Jersey; legend above: "DIVIDED BY NATURE UNITED FOR MUTUAL WELFARE"; inscription below: "THE PORT OF/NEW YORK." Reverse shows Bayonne Bridge with seals of New York and New Jersey below with scrolls labelled: "NEW YORK" and "NEW JERSEY"; legend above: "BUILT AND OWNED BY THE PORT OF NEW YORK AUTHORITY"; inscription: "BAYONNE/BRIDGE/DEDICATED 1931."
Object Number: 
1949.13a
Gallery Label: 
This medal commemorates the completion of the Bayonne Bridge in 1931, the longest steel-arch bridge in the world, spanning 8,460 feet. Designed by Othmar H. Ammann and Cass Gilbert, the bridge connected Staten Island and New Jersey.
Date Begin: 
1931
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Creative: Tronvig Group