San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate International Exposition

Price: $24.95

Stock #: 853576
Type: Postcard
City: San Francisco
State: California (CA)
County: San Francisco
Size: 3.5" x 10.5" (9 x 26.75 cm)
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From the Darlene Thorne Collection

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San Francisco-Oakland Bay Brid ge, Golden Gate Brid ge and Golden Gate International Exposition

[For Correspondence] THREE $200,000,000 "HISTORY-MAKING" PROJECTS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge The concrete and steel used in this project would build 35 structures of the size of the mammoth city hall of Los Angeles. The bridge has a total length of 8 miles, including approaches. It crosses the largest body of navigable water that justifies so huge an outlay, $78,000,000. It consists of two tandem suspension bridges, 2310 ft. long each, joined to the widest vehicular bore in the country, the Yerba Buena Tunnel, and then followed by a 1400 ft. cantilever span, 5 truss spans 509 ft. long each and reaches land through 14 deck spans. Golden Gate Bridge The longest Single Span Suspension Bridge in the World. The main span across the Golden Gate is 4200 ft. long -almost a mile. 746 ft. tall each, the two towers are the highest bridge tower3 in the world. (The famous Eifel Tower in Paris is 1000 ft.) It is the only bridge at the entrance of an important commer- cial harbor and affords a glorious view unequalled anywhere. Golden Gate International Exposition and Pageant of Progress. $40,000,000 of splendor and progress, rising from the Bay through dredging. It will open in 1939, a "show place" in- deed. It will have the most unique light- ing and illumination ever devised. Sub- sequently the site will be used as a Municipal Airport. 7N

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