BRIDGE OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1937

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A chain, in place of a ribbon, was cut at the opening ceremonies of the Golden Gate bridge
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Construction of the Golden Gate bridge began on January 5, 1933 under the Works Projects Administration (WPA), a program initiated by Franklin D. Roosevelt during
the Great Depression. It was completed in April 1937 and opened to pedestrians on
May 27 of that year. An estimated 200,000 people crossed. The next day, President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, D.C. signaling the start of vehicle traffic
over the Bridge. The cost to build it was $35 million.

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posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,HISTORY,THEN AND NOW,Transportation and have Comments (2)

2 Responses to “BRIDGE OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1937”

  1. joseph parelli says:

    My Grandfather Wrestler Joe Parelli cut the ribbon to open the Golden Gate Bridge. Why has he been omitted from the discusson on who cut the ribbon. Get it right my Grandfather was a big sports figure at the time.. Thanks Joseph Parelli

    • Anthony says:

      1) it hasn’t been omitted who cut the ribbon, because it says it was a chain instead of a ribbon…
      2) my grand mother cut the ribbon at the G.G.B inauguration…

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