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Original Golden Gate Bridge Rivets

Bob Ramsdell Submitted by Bob Ramsdell
May 3rd, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

When work on the GOlden Gate Bridge was completed in 1936, a schedule was set up for replacement of rivets corroded by the salt air. My brother in law knew one of the workers who kept the rivets, welded two on a small metal plate, added a brass plaque and sold them to tourists. He gave my brother several of them.

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5 Responses to “Original Golden Gate Bridge Rivets”

  1. denny denny says:

    Incredible! I love this!

  2. Bob Ramsdell Bob Ramsdell says:

    My cousin’s uncle worked on the Bay Bridge. One day he fell from the Bridge 185′ to the water. The only thing that saved him was a garbage scow which was carrying soft garbage that he landed in. I suppose you could say that he came up smelling like a rose!

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