Painting the Bay Bridge

1948: Workers paint the western span of the Bay Bridge when it was more than a decade old. The Bay Bridge was erected less than a year before the Golden Gate Bridge and declared by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to be the greatest construction project in U.S. history. Photo taken by Duke Downey, a longtime Chronicle photographer who often put himself in precarious places to get a great result.

Each image is printed on archival quality, bright, white Satin finish paper with a smooth untextured surface. Prints are trimmed to size, sealed in an archival bag, and shipped in a tube. Watermark is removed for final print.




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