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Smoke Trail Shows Bridge Route (1933) SPECTATORS at the ground breaking ceremonies of the world’s largest suspension bridge which is soon to arise across the famous Golden Gate in San Francisco, were shown very plainly where the bridge would be located. Following the bridge route, a navy plane sped across the water, emitting a streak of smoke, showing just where the bridge would be erected.
People living in San Francisco during the 1920s and 1930s are fascinated by the project to build the Golden Gate Bridge—the world’s longest suspension bridge yet. Will you: Be a designer of the bridge, working to solve the many challenges created by such an enormous project? Or work as a crewmember, accepting the dangers of laboring hundreds of feet in the air above the cold, swirling currents of San Francisco Bay? Experience situations taken from real life.
Constructing the Golden Gate Bridge
Vintage San Francisco Bay Bridge J K Piggott 1930s Real Photo Postcard Number 1248 Suspension Bridge at Night
Jane Wyatt holds a blueprint for the Golden Gate Bridge during construction, 1937.
Golden Gate Bridge, Piggott Photo, San Francisco CA, 1930s RPPC, Number 1283, Suspension Bridge, Vintage California Real Photo Postcard
Construction on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge began in 1933 and opened in 1937. These photos show the suspension bridge between 1935 and 1937 as it begins to take form.
Vintage Oakland Bay Bridge San Francisco California J K Piggott 1930's Real Photo Postcard Number 1274
When the Golden Gate Bridge was first planned back in the 1930’s, the new design was for a suspension bridge of a length never before attempted.  The architects brought art deco styling to the bridge design, using more simplified lines, for an unobstructed view.  The geometric elements that define the great bridge are also recognized in this fabulous ceiling fan from the San Francisco Collection at
Money Clip 1987 Golden Gate Bridge 50th Anniversary  #betterwythage #goldengatebridge #moneyclip
Golden Gate Bridge - Life Magazine, May 31, 1937 issue -  Visit to purchase this issue of Life Magazine. Enter "pinterest" for a 12% discount at checkout. - Golden Gate Bridge