Bay Bridge Workers – Family Stories

Family members of workers on the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge recount their stories in this video from the Regional Oral History Office of the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. One striking bit is Jack Lamborn explaining how public works projects changed his father’s political viewpoints (at 3:53 in the video).

The Bay Bridge was a Reconstruction Finance Corporation project originally approved under the Hoover Administration but constructed (1933-36) and paid for under the New Deal. (The Golden Gate Bridge, by contrast, was not a New Deal undertaking)

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