The “Believe It or Not” Bridge
January 23, 2016
Ironically, 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.