The Golden Gate Bridge District was still tied up in court in 1931 and plans to abandon constructing the bridge were underway. A less expensive alternative—in the minds of some civic leaders—was a bridge from Marin to Goat Island (now known as Yerba Buena Island), where it would join up with the proposed state bridge connecting Oakland and San Francisco.
On a personal note, I’m so happy that this idea did not pan out.
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Source: Healdsburg Tribune Newspaper, November 13, 1931 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside