Let’s hear it for all 3 ladies from Healdsburg!
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
It would be two and a half times larger than any similar bridge in the world. The towers would be ten feet higher than the Eiffel Tower. There is no better place for the eighth wonder of the world than Northern California.
—Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, in a speech, March 1933
Note: The Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic on May 27, 1937
This week the topic is Bridges. —Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge On the west side of the Golden Gate Bridge, at midspan, there is a small structure that juts up and out from the side of the bridge. It looks like an Olympic Diving platform but it actually serves a more useful function. Instruments are mounted…