Sunday, May 27, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge 75 -- May 27, 2012

On 25-May-1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened for a pedestrian day.

This weekend and this year several events are marking the bridge's birthday.  I'm happy that people are trying to revive the memory of the people who worked with and for Joseph Strauss and who did much of the work to design the bridge, Leon Moisseiff, Charles Ellis and Irving Morrow.  Only 11 men died during the building of the bridge from 1933 to 1937; this was an unusually low number for the time, because of a safety net installed by Strauss. 

On 28-May-1937, the bridge opened to automobiles. 

I took the photo during a bay cruise on 30-December-2007.

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