Golden Gate Bridge Historic Construction Photos

Opening Festivities

All historic photographs are from the holding of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, San Francisco, CA. Permission is required for use, commercial or noncommercial.


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Golden Gate Bridge Pedestrian Day

May 27, 1937, Pedestrian Day: The young man with his arms up is Victor Ortegren, a student at Albany High and a member of the track team. Used with permission from Victor’s son Leif Ortegren.