The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s most iconic bridges, and one of America’s most-photographed landmarks. But here you see it in a state only a handful of people ever witness: reaching across the San Francisco Bay for the very first time.
When this photo was taken from the San Francisco side on October 17, 1935, the two giant suspension cables didn’t yet support a roadway below them. You can see the bridge starting to take shape, but you’ve still got to use your imagination.
Those tiny specs on the bottom left corner are some workers standing on the newly completed catwalks built on top of the cables. Technically, the Golden Gate Straight had been crossed — but the bridge wouldn’t open to traffic for another year-and-a-half. [Denver Post]