Eighty-three years ago today (August 15, 1929), Joseph Baermann Strauss was appointed Chief Engineer for the Golden Gate Bridge project. His original bridge design was for a cantilever-suspension hybrid, but by the time it went into production, that design changed to the full-suspension bridge we all know. When the bridge opened in 1937 it was the […]
Robert Louis Stevenson once said that there is no more beautiful convergence of land and sea than where the Pacific Ocean marries the land at Golden Gate Harbor. Image copyrighted. Reproduction, copying & file sharing prohibited.
Though I don’t get there often, San Francisco is one of my favorite places. I live in the Sonora Desert. The temperatures are upwards of 114 degrees in the summer and the landscape, though I love it, is an overall brown color. So a place like San Francisco with blue water, green vegetation and cooler […]