The Bay Bridge from Yerba Buena Island, c1936
The Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936, three years after construction began
and more than 60 years after it was first conceived. The need for San Francisco
to be connected to the rail lines across the bay was great during the Gold Rush,
but the proposed bridge was peppered for decades with political and financial
hurdles. When the bridge finally opened in 1936, it was the world’s longest steel
structure and the most expensive bridge of its time.

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The Bay Bridge from Yerba Buena Island, c1936

Historic Pictoric | Item# SFO100748


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The Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936, three years after construction began
and more than 60 years after it was first conceived. The need for San Francisco
to be connected to the rail lines across the bay was great during the Gold Rush,
but the proposed bridge was peppered for decades with political and financial
hurdles. When the bridge finally opened in 1936, it was the world’s longest steel
structure and the most expensive bridge of its time.

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