Sunday, April 5, 2009

Joseph B. Strauss's "Iron Horse"

The following Photos were taken Friday, March 27th 2009 of The Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisca, Ca.

The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed during the year 1937, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California.

The Golden Gate bridge is still the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked fifth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

The bridge was originally painted with red lead primer and a lead-based topcoat, which was touched up as required. In the mid-1960s, a program was started to improve corrosion protection by stripping the original paint off and repainting the bridge with zinc silicate primer and, originally, vinyl topcoats. Acrylic topcoats have been used instead since 1990 for air-quality reasons. (Src.Wikipedia)

The flags hung at half-staff Friday to honor 4 courageous Oakland police officers who were lost their lives on duty. This photo of the Golden Gate bridge and the American flag was taken with minutes of the actual funeral procession of the first three officers as hundreds of their fellow Oakland officers rode motorcycles down the highway mourning these men.

These photos range from 4x6 to 8x10 and can be purchased at our Stormtrooper1 Etsy shop.
(Photos Taken by Mike, edited by Meredith)

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