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Thatcher Ferry Bridge Dedication Program

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Title:
Thatcher Ferry Bridge Dedication Program
Added title page title:
Linking the Americas
Donor:
Peterson, Tom
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Spanish
Physical Description:
Archival
Measurements:
7.75 x 10.5 inches
Physical Location:
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Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Bridges -- Thatcher Ferry Bridge -- Balboa, Canal Zone
Genre:
programs (organizations) ( aat )
Spatial Coverage:
Central America -- Panama -- Panama Canal Zone

Notes

Abstract:
Program for the October 12, 1962 Thatcher Ferry Bridge dedication.
General Note:
Maurice Thatcher's autograph appears on cover ; 3 commemorative stamps issued to celebrate the bridge inauguration
General Note:
Item received on 11/27/2010

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University of Florida
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Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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2000.047.001 ( Accession number )

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THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE

DEDICATION PROGRAM


UNIENDO LAS AMERICAS


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ESTAMPILLAS CONMEMORATIVAS


COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS


Canal Zone 4-cent postage stamp issued October 12, 1962, in commemoration of the opening of Thatcher Ferry Bridge.
Designed by Architect Gerald A. Doyle, Jr.




Stamps issued by the Republic of Panama in commemoration of the inauguration of the bridge over the Panama Canal.


Timbre postal de la Zona del Canal de 4 centavos emitido el 12 de octubre de 1962 en conmemoraci6n de la inauguraci6n del Puente Ferry Thatcher.
Disenfado por el Arquitecto Gerald A. Doyle, Jr.



Estampillas emitidas por la Repiiblica de Panami en conmemoraci6n de la inauguraci6n del puente sobre el Canal de Panami.


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DITORA PANAMA AME RICA. S.A.


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His Excellency don Roberto F. Chiari President of the Republic of Panama
Excelentisimo Seflor
Don Roberto F. Chiari
Presidente de la Republica de Panama'


The Honorable Max Delvalle Minister of Public Works of the
Republic of Panama
Su Excelencia Max Delvalle Ministro de Obras PThblicas de la
Rep6blica de Panama


The Honorable Robert J. Fleming, Jr.
Governor of the Canal Zone
El Honorable
Robert J. Fleming, Jr.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal


The Honorable George W. Ball Under Secretary of State of the United States
El Honorable George W. Ball Subsecretario de Estado de los
Estados Unidos


MAURICE H. THATCHER
Member of the Isthmian Canal Commission and Head of the Department of Civil Administration of the Canal Zone (1910-13), and Member of the United States House of Representatives
(1923-33).




Miembro de la Comisi6n del Canal Istmico, Jefe del Departamento de Administraci6n Civil de la Zona del Canal (1910-13) y Miembro de la Cimara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos
(1923-33).


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PROGRAM En la entrada Este del puente, a las nueve de a manana:


MEDIA HORA DE CONCIERTO


INVOCACION

PRESENTACION

DISCURSO ORACION


NUMERO MUSICAL


PRESENTACION
DISCURSO

ENTREGA DE LA OBRA
DEL PUENTE

DISCURSO
HIMNOS NACIONALES

BENDICION

LA MARCHA PUENTE
FERRY THATCHER


CORTE DE LA CINTA
SIMBOLICA


Por las Bandas de Misica integradas por la del EjercitoFuerza Aerea Estadounidense y la de la Guardia Nacional de Panami
Por el Muy Reverendo Mainer J. Peterson, Presidente de la Federaci6n Pro-Obras Religiosas Por el Honorable Robert J. Fleming, Jr., Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Por Su Excelencia Max Delvalle, Ministro de Obras Ptiblicas de la Repi6blica de Panama Por el Rabino Nathan Witkin, Director de la Junta Ben6fica Hebrea, Divisi6n de Servicios de las Fuerzas Armadas del Comando del Caribe
"Himno de las Americas," Coro integrado por alumnos de las Escuelas del Ejercito-Fuerza Aerea para la America Latina
Por el Gobernador Fleming
Por el Honorable George W. Ball, Sub-Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos Por el Sr. John F. Beasley, en representaci6n de los contratistas, al Coronel Matthew C. Harrison, Oficial Adjudicador, al Gobernador Fleming Por el Honorable Maurice H. Thatcher Por las Bandas de los Estados Unidos y de la Republica de Panami
Por Monsenor Jose Maria Carrizo V., Prelado Domestico de Panama
Una composici6n original de los Sargentos Robert L. Price y Phillip R. Unstead de la Banda de la Fuerza Aerea, presentada por las Bandas combinadas del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea de los Estados Unidos Por el Honorable Maurice H. Thatcher


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THIRTY-MINUTE CONCERT


INVOCATION INTRODUCTORY REMARKS


ADDRESS PRAYER


MUSICAL SELECTION


INTRODUCTION

ADDRESS PRESENTATION OF BRIDGE



REMARKS

NATIONAL ANTHEMS

BENEDICTION


THE THATCHER FERRY
BRIDGE MARCH


RIBBON CUTTING


Joint U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Band and Panama National Guard Band
The Very Reverend Mainert J. Peterson, President, Isthmian Religious Workers Federation The Honorable Robert J. Fleming, Jr., Governor of the Canal Zone
His Excellency Max Delvalle, Minister of Public Works, Republic of Panama
Rabbi Nathan Witkin, Director, Jewish Welfare Board, Armed Services Division, Caribbean Command "Hymn Of The Americas," Joint U.S. Army-Air Force Schools For Latin America Glee Club Governor Fleming

The Honorable George W. Ball, United States Under Secretary of State
Mr. John F. Beasley, representing the contractors, to Col. Matthew C. Harrison, contracting officer, to Governor Fleming

The Honorable Maurice H. Thatcher United States and Republic of Panama Bands Monsignor Jose Maria Carrizo V., Prelado Domestico de Panami
An original composition by T/Sgt. Robert L. Price and S/Sgt. Phillip R. Unstead, 776th Air Force Band, presented by Joint U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Band The Honorable Maurice H. Thatcher


PROGRAM
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THATCHER FERRY BRIDGE


LInHIG THE AmERICAS.


Por el Tratado de Mutuo Entendimiento y Cooperaci6n y el MemorAndum de Entendimientos Acordados entre la Rep6'blica de Panama y los Estados Unidos de America celebrado en 1955, los Estados Unidos se comprometieron a construir un puente en Balboa.
Su construcci6n fue autorizada por ley del Congreso del 23 de
agosto de 1957.
Se vot6 la partida correspondiente por ley del Congreso del
28 de agosto de 1957.
La construcci6n del puente fue iniciada en diciembre de 1958. Las obras se terminaron el 12 de octubre de 1962 fecha en que
el puente fue inaugurado.
Extension del puente: 5,425 pies. Extension de la luz central: 1,128 pies. Elevaci6n sobre el Canal: 201 pies a marea alta. Elevaci6n maxima: 384 pies. Peso de la estructura de acero: 16,975 toneladas. Profundidad maixima de los pilares: 70 pies a marea alta. Costo, incluyendo las aproximaciones al puente: $20 millones.


. UfIEnDO LAS AMERICAS


1955 Treaty Of Mutual Understanding And Cooperation And
Memorandum Of Understandings Reached Between The Republic Of Panama And The United States Of America committed the United States to construct a bridge at Balboa.

Authorized by an act of Congress July 23, 1956.

Funds appropriated by an act of Congress August 28, 1957.

Construction initiated December 1958.

Construction completed and Bridge dedicated October 12,
1962.

Bridge length: 5,425 feet.

Center span length: 1,128 feet.

Clearance over Canal: 201 feet at mean high tide.

Maximum height: 384 feet.

Weight of steel in Bridge: 16,975 tons.

Maximum depth of piers: 70 feet below mean high tide.

Cost, including approaches: $20 million.





The significance of the bridge lies in its unique symbolism as a uniting element between peoples, countries, and continents.

-Elmer B. Stevens, Resident Engineer and
Special Adviser to the Joint Republic of Panama-United States of America Thatcher Ferry Bridge Dedication
Committee.




El significado del puente radica en su simbolismo singular como un elemento de uni6n entre pueblos, paises y continentes.

-Elmer B. Stevens, Ingeniero Residente
y Asesor Especial del Comit6 Inaugural del Puente Thatcher Ferry integrado por la Republica de Panama y los Estados
Unidos de America.


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