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"The Bridge Builders" Photo Exhibit Opens June 24 at San Francisco City Hall

Documenting and honoring workers who built the new East Span of the Bay Bridge
Ironworker Casey Lux on the maincable of the new East Span.
Joe Blum

A new exhibition showcasing the workers who constructed the new East Span of the Bay Bridge is coming soon to San Francisco City Hall.

The exhibition captures the human spirit, strength and ingenuity behind the new East Span in 80 stunning photographs. In the words of the artist, Joseph Blum: "There would not be a bridge without the men and women who are building it. They are the ones who have transformed the ideas of the bridge designers, architects and engineers from blueprints and drawings into a living structure of steel and concrete."

Blum has been carefully documenting the bridge project in photographs since its inception in 1988. His photos draw from his unique perspective as a boilermaker, shipfitter and welder.

The exhibit will be unveiled to the public this coming Monday, June 24th with an artist reception to follow on Thursday, July 11 from 5:30-730pm. Both the exhibit and the reception will be staged on the ground floor of San Francisco City Hall. For more information, see the San Francisco Arts Commission website.

"The Bridge Builders" was made possible through the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Grants for the Arts/SF Hotel Tax Fund.

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