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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.