Update to the Demolition of the 50th Anniversary Brick Walkway at the Golden Gate Bridge

Demolition of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Brick Walkway.The removal of the commemorative bricks started today and it was a sad occasion for many employees and bridge visitors. Thousands of memories, stories and wishes were loaded into the back of a dump truck and disposed of as nothing more than rubble, a necessary byproduct of progress so that a new “visitor experience” can be constructed for this generation of Bridge Patron.

My heart goes out to the people who purchased these bricks. It is my understanding that the district is offering to send digital photos of individual bricks to anyone requesting them. A Google Earth application is also being developed that will show the pathway as it was before the demolition began today.

If you are interested in receiving a photo, send an e-mail to the district at info@goldengatebridge75.org and include any information you have about the individual brick.

  5 comments for “Update to the Demolition of the 50th Anniversary Brick Walkway at the Golden Gate Bridge

  1. Victor
    January 22, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    They make the excuse that the pathway is not ADA approved – if you know anything about it 75% of the pathway is fairly smooth and level – only about 25% of the pathway – the section that turns off to the right and goes down hill should have been re-graded – they could have save the pathway – instead they chose to wipe out the entire pathway – what a waste to the memories of the Golden Gate Bridge silver anniversary. It takes brains.

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  2. January 20, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Sad indeed. From the various comments I have read in the news, the GGB’s credibility seems to be in the tank.

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  3. Phyllis
    January 19, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Read the article in the paper today. How sad! So much for a “conservancy” group.

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