Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Thirty-Five Million Dollar Steel Harp

Golden Gate Bridge (Linen)

Uncirculated
Published by Gilboy Agency
Printed by E.C. Kropp, Inc,.

Construction on the bridge began on January 5, 1934; it was opened to traffic on May 28, 1937. On the day it opened, the San Francisco Chronicle called it, "A thirty-five million dollar steel harp." Until 1964, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world; today, it is the ninth longest.

The Golden Gate Bridge

1 comment:

PaperSponge.com said...

Beautiful sunset postcard! And really nice clouds. I like the name "Steel Harp". Hadn't heard that before.

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