Sunday, May 27, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge's Engineer & Poet

Joseph Strauss Statue : San Francisco, USA - October 19, 2011: Joseph Strauss Memorial with Golden Gate Bridge in the background in San Francisco. This memorial honors the man who built the bridge
Photo of the Joseph Strauss statue by the Golden Gate Bridge courtesy 123rf.com

On this day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened in San Francisco.  Having lived in San Francisco, I am one of the 1.5 billion people who have traversed this bridge, having done so many times on the way to and from spending a day viewing art and eating seafood in Sausalito, or going up to the wine country.

Joseph Strauss (1870-1938), the Chief Engineer of the bridge's construction, was also a poet whose mother was a pianist and father was a writer and painter.  For more information click here.  What did you learn today?

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