Golden gate bridge, suspension bridge spanning the golden gate, in california, its construction, under the supervision of joseph b strauss, involved many. San francisco was always bound in by water but, as the city grew, that geography became more of a problem the idea of a bridge across the. Get the facts about one of the world's most beautiful bridges subscribe for more history:. Even with views of the pacific ocean on one side and vistas of the city of san francisco on the other, these days the most important place to look while on the.
The role of golden gate bridge in the history of the united states of america. Built in the 1933, famous golden gate bridge represents one of the most memorable structures of the modern american history and the iconic companion to the. Building big databank entry on golden gate bridge it would also sit less than eight miles from the epicenter of the most catastrophic earthquake in history. More than 10 years in planning due to formidable opposition, but only four years in actual construction, the golden gate bridge brought the communities of san.
On january 5, 1933, construction begins on the golden gate bridge, as workers began excavating 325 million cubic feet of dirt for the. During the construction of the golden gate bridge in san francisco, the construction companies had a grim rule of thumb: one worker fatality for. A man standing on the first cables during the construction of the golden gate bridge, with the presidio and san francisco in the background.
Vintage photos of construction work on the golden gate bridge. “one day i heard they were going to start the golden gate bridge,” he told interviewer harvey schwartz in 1987, as part of an oral history. The first step in building the golden gate bridge was the construction of. 1of 27a photo of golden gate bridge construction from the mid-1930s a box of negatives was pulled from the chronicle's archive and. The golden gate bridge links the city of san francisco to marin county across the golden gate strait that separates san francisco bay and the pacific ocean.
For its 80th birthday, 80 facts about the golden gate bridge there's so much more to our most storied and most photographed bridge's history. History of the design and construction of the bridge the golden gate strait is a gap in a mountain range that was cut by an ancient river that passed through. Internationally famous symbol of san francisco - international orange golden gate bridge building it was not a small feat because of length that it was suppose.
The golden gate bridge and highway district, authorized by an act of the the golden gate bridge is a historical landmark and has carried well over two. The golden gate bridge construction project was carried out by the mcclintic- marshall construction co, a subsidiary of bethlehem. The story of the bridge that couldn't be built the tragedies and triumphs that led to the creation of the beautiful golden gate bridge. Golden gate bridge construction photos from 1935.