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The State

Seven engineers who helped to build the Golden Gate Bridge 50 years ago were honored at the beginning of the bridge’s golden anniversary celebrations. San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein presented keys to the city to Blair Birdsall of New York; Edwin Davenport of Scotts Valley; Wesley Getts of Burlingame; Charles Kring of San Jose; Mac Silvert of San Francisco; Jonathan Wright of Kensington, and Howard Schrimer of Oakland. An eighth surviving engineer who worked on the bridge, Viggo Bertelsen of Oakland, was unable to attend.


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