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Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 19371-99 San Francisco – Bay BridgeOaklandState: CAZip: 94607Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/People-and-Projects/Projects/Landmarks/San-Francisco---Oakland-Bay-Bridge/Creator: Purcell, Charles , American Bridge Company
Ever since the Gold Rush days of the 1850s, San Francisco Bay area residents and businesses had lobbied for a bridge joining San Francisco and Oakland. Early studies indicated that the bridge was impractical and infeasible; but in October 1929, President Herbert Hoover (himself an engineer) and California Governor C. C. Young appointed the Hoover-Young San Francisco Bay Bridge Commission to study the question more closely.
YearAdded:
1986
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/David Baron (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: San Francisco - Oakland Bay BridgeEra_date_from: 1937
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