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Title
McCarthy Album 11, Photograph 316
Contributor
Audrey Fullerton-Samora of Sacramento, great niece of William and Grace McCarthy, donated the William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection to the California State Archives in 1996
Date Created and/or Issued
11/12/1936
Publication Information
California State Archives, a division of the California Secretary of State's Office
Contributing Institution
California State Archives
Collection
McCarthy (William M.) Photograph Collection
Rights Information
© 2017 by the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s Office. Contact the owner for more information at ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov or (916) 653-2246.
Description
Caption: "San Francisco, Oakland Bay Bridge. Opening Day, Nov. 12, 1936." View of a portion of the ceremonies officially opening the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to traffic upon its completion in November 1936. The Bay Bridge's design combined three different types of bridge-building technology over the five miles it covers between San Francisco and Oakland: a suspension span, a cantilevered span, and a tunnel. At the time of its completion the bridge was the longest steel structure on the globe. It also featured the deepest bridge pier ever built, and the world's largest bore tunnel.
Type
image
Format
JPEG, scanned at 400 DPI, 24-bit color
Identifier
96-07-08-alb11-316
http://exhibits.sos.ca.gov/items/show/9673
http://exhibits.sos.ca.gov/files/original/2502ac16654ed9238fd9e0184d9d342f.jpg
Language
English
Subject
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Opening, San Francisco
Place
San Francisco, California
Source
Image of an item within the William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection (96-07-08)

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