Spanning the Gate

September 25th, 2007

Photo of worker on bridgeSpanning the Gate (Photography Exhibit)
September 4 – December 21, 2007.

A photographic essay depicting the building of the Golden Gate Bridge using historic photographs from the Labor Archives and Research Center Collection.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, a stupendous feat of engineering and design that has been called one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Spanning the Gate offers a behind-the-scenes look at the complex construction process of this amazing landmark. The project required a multitude of skilled workers–carpenters, electricians, pile drivers, divers, ironworkers–along with many laborers who provided back breaking support work to these craftsmen.

This exhibit salutes the working class heroes whose skill and dedication brought the dream of spanning the Gate to fruition.

On display on the First floor of the Library.

Entry Filed under: Exhibits

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