Tag: Golden Gate Bridge

Blast From the Past — 1936

The choice to low-pressure sodium vapor lamps on the Golden Gate Bridge was a last-minute decision near the end of the construction project. By 1976 these fixtures were replaced with ones using high-pressure sodium vapor lamps and even more savings in operational dollars. 40 years later, those fixtures were retro-fitted with inserts using inductive fluorescent…

(In)Security

September 11, 2001 fell on a Tuesday and I heard the news about the first plane hitting the World Trade Center tower on the radio at home. While The Lioness and I were getting ready for work I turned on the television set

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

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