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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Bay Bridge Turns 78 Years Old Today (VIDEO)

Posted By on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM

And here you thought your wrinkles were bad. Even with its makeover on the eastern span, the Bay Bridge can't cover up its real age of 78: just have a gander at the bridge's aging (expansion) joints. 

But it's not nice to point out someone's flaws, especially  not on their birthday. So instead, we'll show you this nostalgic video of the Bay Bridge from its youthful days.  

On Nov. 12, 1936, the Bay Bridge opened to traffic, and "every available policeman in the department was called to duty to aid in regulating the city's greatest parade of autos," according to a 1936 Chronicle report.


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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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