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The “Believe It or Not” Bridge

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 23rd

edison bridge lamp postIronically, when completed in 1931, the Edison Bridge had no electric lights. City officials were further embarrassed in 1935, when a nationwide Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” cartoon lampooned the bridge. With the help of Florida Power & Light, over 50 lampposts were added in 1937, creating a fitting tribute to the inventor which it memorialized.

An original Edison Bridge lamppost is on display at the Edison & Ford Museum.

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