Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

The lenght of Golden Gate Bridge which was built in 1937 is 1280 meter

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge Historic Construction Photos


Golden Gate Bridge Chief Engineer Joseph B. Strauss

The Marin Tower (north side) was built from November 1933 to October 1934 and was followed by the San Francisco Tower (south side) from January 1935 to June 1935.

For worker safety, a footbridge was built before the massive main cables were spun.

Bridge main span, which supports the roadway, was assembled in sections that were constructed concurrently from the south side and the north side. On November 18, 1936, the two sections were joined in the middle.

Ironworkers bolt down the suspender
cable band to main cable.

Painting of the arch over historic
Fort Point by Chesley Bonestell.

Pedestrian Day Ticket from May 27, 1937.

On Pedestrian Day, May 27, 1937, it is estimated that 200,000 people walked the span.

The Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 28, 1937.

May 28, 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in the White House declaring the span open to the entire world.

William Alexander, A.I.A., during a visit to the top of the San Francisco Tower. Alexander designed and built the Hangover House (also known as Halliburton House) on a Laguna Beach hilltop for his friend, the travel writer Richard Halliburton, in 1938. Photos used with permission from Josh Frey.

Golden Gate San Francisco Bridge

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