Today, in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic. Aside from the fact that my grandparents drove from Iowa to San Francisco on their honeymoon, the bridge was:
- Completed in 4 years
- Completed ahead of schedule
- Completed under budget
Ah, savor the days before lawsuits and politicians got in the way of bridge construction. Sometimes I think that this country’s government institutions have lost their ability to get things done efficiently (or at all).