Tag: Golden Gate Bridge

This bridge needs neither praise, nor eulogy, nor encomium. It speaks for itself.
—Joseph Strauss, at the opening ceremony for the Golden Gate Bridge

May 28, 1937 — Golden Gate Bridge opens to vehicular traffic at twelve o’clock noon, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key

Every span is something that ‘can’t be done’ until the men in steel helmets have driven in their last rivet. —Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge

May 27, 1937 — The Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic.

April 2, 1942 — At 10 AM the USS Hornet passed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge carrying airmen—led by Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle—and sixteen B-25B Mitchell bombers, each equipped with four 500 pound bombs. The mission of the air crew was to bomb 4 cities on the mainland of Japan in retaliation for the unprovoked Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Lest We Forget — Updated

81 years ago today ten men left their homes and went to work on the Golden Gate Bridge with no idea that it would be their last day on earth. Whatever hopes and dreams they had stayed with them when, later that morning, they plunged 220 feet into San Francisco Bay atop a 5-ton scaffold entwined…

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…