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San Francisco is one of the few cities that has all the energy, all the wealth, all the courage and all the ability that is needed to undertake and carry this project to success.
—Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, on May 16, 1924

 

Note: The Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937

Bridge? Hah! That’s no bridge, that’s a trestle.
—Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, reacting to the opening of the Bay Bridge, completed six months before the Golden Gate Bridge.

Our world of today revolves around things which at one time couldn’t be done because they were supposedly beyond the limits of human endeavor….don’t be afraid to dream.
—Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge

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