People are lined up on the bridge like they never saw water before!
Perhaps they are all looking for the Loch Nest Monster who was vacationing in Tampa that week.
I see that TECO had their nickel snatcher on the bridge
It could be Gasparillla Day and those people are waiting for the pirate invasion.
In the teens Karen's Uncle Walter drove cattle through downtown Tampa and across the Lafayette Street bridge and out to Port Tampa for loading on ships to Cuba.
The minarets in the background are the University of Tampa which started out as the Tampa Bay Hotel in about the 1890's.
This website will give you more information on the bridge than you ever wanted. Lots of historical photos.
And how often do you see someone putting a top up or down in an old era photo?
Fantastic. I wonder if that old hotel is still there?
Yes, it's still there, but no longer a hotel.