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
You’ve come a long way, baby. This lady got the opportunity to see the Golden Gate Bridge from both high above and deep below. (Click on image to enlarge) Source: Healdsburg Tribune Newspaper, February 24, 1933 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside
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