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Still a transportation marvel, Golden Gate Bridge has eventful past

January 12, 2023


Deemed one of the “Seven Civil Engineering Wonders of the United States” by the American Society of Civil Engineers, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is a symbol of architectural greatness and an integral part of transportation.

Construction on the bridge started 90 years ago last week, kicking off almost four and a half years of arduous and hazardous labor.

If FreightWaves focused on architecture or construction, this article could spend pages discussing the ins and outs of that aspect of the bridge. But in addition to its impressive architectural history, it is essential to trucking and even ocean freight, as it is part of an important route in California and provides passage to the vital Port of Oakland.

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