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San Francisco Mail

May 2024
1min read

Richard Reinhard! refers to the forthcoming fiftieth anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. How about mentioning the fact that its neighbor, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, had its fiftieth anniversary last November 12? In case you are wondering why a non-San Franciscan is writing about this, it is because I, too, celebrated a fiftieth birthday last November 12. My first trip outside the Midwest was to California in the summer of 1946.1 remember the bridges of San Francisco as one of the very special sights and learned with great pride that fall that the Bay Bridge and I were twins. The Golden Gate Bridge generally gets more publicity, but as a twin I did feel I should write in defense of my bridge. In spite of this, I always enjoy your magazine.

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