Have you ever forgotten the birthday of someone you’ve known all your life? A special day to celebrate a beloved sister or a favorite uncle passes and you have completely forgotten about it. It happened to all of us in the Bay Area the other day. May 27 marked the 85th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Hardly anyone noticed.
The Picture Alliance donated an assortment of remarkable photographs in celebration of the bridge’s anniversary; the Golden Gate Bridge District sent out a short press release about the bridge’s story; Channel 12 news in Trenton, NJ, reported on John Roebling Sons, based in Trenton, which supplied the wire for the Golden Gate cables; and YouTube aired a historic 14-second film. And that was it.