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  • Watch the 1935 opening of Tower Bridge in Sacramento

    A film titled '"Gay ceremony marks opening of a huge bridge" shows a large crowd gathered to witness the opening of Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River on Dec. 18, 1935. California Governor Frank Merriam (1934-1939) presides over the ceremony. Cars pass over the bridge and balloons are released in the air to mark the occasion.

A film titled '"Gay ceremony marks opening of a huge bridge" shows a large crowd gathered to witness the opening of Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River on Dec. 18, 1935. California Governor Frank Merriam (1934-1939) presides over the ceremony. Cars pass over the bridge and balloons are released in the air to mark the occasion. criticalpast.com historical stock footage
A film titled '"Gay ceremony marks opening of a huge bridge" shows a large crowd gathered to witness the opening of Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River on Dec. 18, 1935. California Governor Frank Merriam (1934-1939) presides over the ceremony. Cars pass over the bridge and balloons are released in the air to mark the occasion. criticalpast.com historical stock footage

This Sacramento icon is becoming very cool lately. Here’s a 1935 video of the day it opened.

July 25, 2017 11:00 AM

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