Author Topic: Nerves of steel: Spectacular images taken by daredevil photographer who captured the construction of Oakland Bay Bridge in 1936 go on display for the first time  (Read 373 times)

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    Stunning pictures taken by a young snapper during the construction of Oakland Bay Bridge have gone on display
    The photos were taken over a two-year period by aspiring photographer Peter Stackpole, 21
    Stackpole later said the pictures he took, many from dizzying heights high above San Francisco Bay, were his finest

By Stuart Woledge

PUBLISHED: 10:45 EST, 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:48 EST, 23 July 2013




It took three years to build, cost more than $77m and 28 workmen lost their lives during its construction, but when it was finally completed in 1936, three years after work first began, Oakland Bay Bridge was the largest in the world, spanning some 7,180metres making it nearly 4.5 miles long.

And these spectacular pictures charting the dramatic rise of the monolithic construction have gone on display for what is believed to be the first time since they were taken all those years ago.

The images were were captured by a plucky young wannabe photographer who went by the name of Peter Stackpole.

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The men who built our bridges, dams and more - without any of the modern equipment we demand these days - were the backbone that built this country.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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