May 28, 1937 — Golden Gate Bridge opens to vehicular traffic at twelve o’clock noon, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in the White House to announce the event to the world. When FDR pressed the telegraph key, every fire siren in San Francisco and Marin was sounded, every church bell rang, ships sounded their whistles, and every fog horn blew. The Bridge opened ahead of schedule and under budget.
—Golden Gate Bridge website

  2 comments for “This Day in History

  1. May 28, 2018 at 7:24 AM

    What a triumphant day and event, Allan, I enjoyed reading about the fanfare of that day. I was just on the GG Bridge yesterday, and it was loaded with many cars, walkers, and bicyclists enjoying the holiday weekend. The Bridge lives on, with thanks to professionals like you who’ve kept it operating and sparkling. Happy Memorial Day, Allan–

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    • May 28, 2018 at 8:33 AM

      Thank you, Jet. I’m happy that I had the opportunity to be part of the vast number of men and women who helped maintain and operate an International Icon. I felt the ripple of history everyday that I worked there.

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