Monday, June 25, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge

Here is a series of photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, during its construction from 1933-1937.

 Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, ca. 1933. A trestle reaches out from the San Francisco shore to the foundation of the north tower.

 Work progresses on the Golden Gate Bridge, as seen in 1934

 Golden Gate Bridge towers

 Two completed towers of the Golden Gate Bridge

 Picture dated October 1935 of the Golden Gate bridge, in the San Francisco Bay, during its construction.

 Workers complete the catwalks for the Golden Gate Bridge, hundreds of feet above the strait below, prior to spinning the bridge cables during construction on October 25, 1935.

 The Golden Gate bridge, during its construction in May of 1936

Unfinished Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Scott

 Historic 1936 photograph of road deck being suspended from cables

 Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge

 Nearing completion in 1937

 The Golden Gate Bridge, nearly complete on November 12, 1936. The warship seen passing under the bridge was on its way to attend the opening of the Oakland Bay Bridge.

 Opening day. The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to pedestrians on May 27, 1937. The next day it officially opened to vehicular traffic.

 Opening day. Pedestrian Day from the north tower.

Motorcycles crossing the Bridge on opening day.

4 comments:

  1. No way picture number 10 refers to the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco

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    1. You are right! I also posted it here (http://historyinphotos.blogspot.com/2013/10/random-vintage.html) as Manhattan Bridge construction, 1909. A careless mistake on my part, thanks for alerting me to it.

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  2. who has the copyright for some of these photos? are they for sale?

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    1. I don't know. I found them at various sites online.

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