Pick An “X”

This week Cee has challenged us to post a photo that has an “x” anywhere in the name or image. The photo below is a partial view of the Engineered Arch of the Golden Gate Bridge that spans Ft. Point.

Joseph Strauss was ahead of his time when he drew up the plans for the “Bridge that couldn’t be built”. He could not stand the idea that Fort Point—built between 1853 and 1861—was slated to be demolished to make way for the Southern end of the new bridge. His solution was to build an arch over the existing fort and save it for generations to come.

Time marches slowly and it was not until October 16, 1970 that Fort Point became a National Historic Site.

Photo with border of engineered arch over Ft Point.

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Related Link: Fort Point website

  13 comments for “Pick An “X”

  1. February 7, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    Great picture. It’s interesting how ingenuity is the only real way of preserving the past.

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  2. January 31, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    Only you could get this photo. Love it. 😀

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  3. Mike Cornelius
    January 30, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    A great shot and some history to boot! Well done Allan.

    M-

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  4. January 30, 2018 at 4:38 PM

    It’s always impressive to see the ingenuity of human design.

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    • January 30, 2018 at 4:40 PM

      One of my regrets is that I couldn’t take my high school Geometry teacher for a tour of the bridge. The more I learned about the design of the GGB, the more I realized that I still had a lot to learn.
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  5. January 30, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    That’s a very cool photo!

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  6. Sue
    January 30, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Well done!

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  7. January 30, 2018 at 11:21 AM

    You win for the most x’s. Honestly wondering Photo and story. Wait that reminds me I have the ceiling of a Geodesic dome with lots of x x x

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    • January 30, 2018 at 12:45 PM

      Thanks, Carol. I look forward to seeing your dome photo.
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