A 1940 report identifies the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as having worked on lighting for the Golden Gate bridge, but provides no further details. The work was probably done in 1939-40. Since no federal agencies were involved in the construction of the Golden Gate bridge itself, and the WPA and Public Works Administration (PWA) were involved in building all the approach roads to the bridge, it is most likely that this report is referring to lighting along the approaches not on the bridge itself.
Further confirmation is needed.
William R. Lawson. Achievements, Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration, Northern California. Work Progress Administration (San Francisco, 1940). p. 68.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 26, 2010.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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