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The last symbolic rivet of the Golden Gate Bridge, presented by Charles H. Segerstrom to Joseph Strauss, April 27, 1937 [photograph]
Date Created and/or Issued
April 27, 1937
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Golden Gate Bridge Construction, 1933-1937
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This last symbolic rivet was cast in gold from the Southern Mines near Sonora by Charles H. Segerstrom and is here being presented to Golden Gate Bridge engineer, Joseph Strauss, April 27, 1937. "The Last Rivet" ceremony was the first ceremony to mark the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge. Numerous dignitaries, including engineer, Joseph Strauss, spoke to the hundreds of people invited to the celebration. With great difficulty, the golden rivet was "driven" into the last hole. Later it was removed and replaced with a steel rivet, making the bridge structurally complete. A month later, on May 27, 1937, the opening day "Fiesta" for pedestrians was held.
1 photographic print, b&w ; 18 x 12 cm.
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
Bridges--Design and construction
Segerstrom, Charles H
Strauss, Joseph B. (Joseph Baermann), 1870-1938
Marin County (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)

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