Tag: San Francisco Public Library

Lest We Forget — 2019

82 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…

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…

Lest We Forget

80 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…

Deadly Accident

“As I was falling, a piece of lumber fell on my head. I was almost unconscious. Then the icy water of the channel brought me to.” —Slim Lambert, 26, Stripping Crew foreman 79 years ago today ten men left their homes and went to work on the Golden Gate Bridge with no idea that it would…

Looking Back at the Look Ahead

The number of projects constructed at the same time as the Golden Gate Bridge is amazing. Here is a list of supporting elements built at the same time as the bridge: The Funston Approach brings traffic to/from the Southerly direction. Today we call it Park Presidio Blvd. The Funston Tunnel goes under the Presidio Golf Course. Today it…