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When this bridge was built 79 years ago, my dad had just turned age 10, and I would assume that if it could talk, it would have quite a lot to say!
Back in 1932, when the bridge was brand new, here are a few things that were going on:
- There were over 6 million unemployed in Germany!
- The British sub HMS sank!
- The comedy serial Vic and Sade debuts on NBC Radio!
- Babe Ruth makes his famous called shot in the fifth inning of game 3 of the World Series held in NY!
- Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory.
- You could buy a Ford Model B automobile for only $495!
- Gasoline was ten cents a gallon ($1.20 in today’s funny money).
- Jack Benny is heard on the radio for the first time on Ed Sullivan's show.
Even today in late 2011, this sturdy reinforced concrete structure is a testament to the engineers of that long ago time who built with pride!