Golden Gate Bridge

The prospect of bridging San Francisco and Marin County, California--a distance of less than two miles across the San Francisco Bay--had long been considered impossible due to high winds and strong currents. In showing pylons built to anchor steel cables, Ray Strong emphasized the technical challenges engineers faced in building, at that time, the world's largest suspension bridge.

Ray Strong (1905 - )
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
oil on canvas
© Smithsonian American Art Museum

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