Business: Big Job to Roebling

Engineers estimated that it would take them four years to hang a bridge across the Golden Gate. Last week exactly half that time had elapsed since a $35,000,000 bond issue was voted to finance the Golden Gate Suspension Bridge.† But not a single strand of cable swung silhouetted against the sunset. The two years have been filled with legal wrangling. . . .

Prices have slumped greatly since the summer of 1931 when bids on the Bridge were called for, and some specifications have been changed. New...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!