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.
Related Link: Fort Point website