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Unfinished History

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Aerial view of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge under construction in 1935. The old Key System "mole" where trains met ferries is visible beneath the eastern span near top of photo.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA


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Bay Bridge west span under construction, 1935.

Photo: Joseph Marty


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Iconic image of bridge construction, 1935.

Photo: Peter Stackpole, courtesy Oakland Museum of California


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East span under construction, 1935.

Photo: Joseph Marty


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Workers on the Bay Bridge in 1935.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA


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November 12, 1936, San Franciscan pedestrians enjoy the bridge on Opening Day.

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Opening Day of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, November 12, 1936.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library


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Maintenance workers hang precariously over bay in 1994.

Photo: Rick Gerharter

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Maintenance workers hang precariously over bay in 1994.

Photo: Rick Gerharter


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View of San Francisco and Bay Bridge from canoe, 1996.

Video: Chris Carlsson

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A 1937 16'42" film sponsored by U.S. Steel about the building of the Bay Bridge

Source: Prelinger Archives

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