Oakland Bay Bridge = Modern Civil Engineering Wonder?

Have you ever walked past the corner of 5th and Bryant? Or more likely, driven past as you dreamed of a traffic jam-free Oakland Bay Bridge? Did ya ever notice that little park, the one with several short monuments in it?

Since you haven’t, and I have, let me show you what it says to the right here ->

Yep, that says the Oakland Bay Bridge was one of the Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders of the United States in 1955. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. That bridge I heard cursed so many times while in San Fran.

Makes ya wonder, I bet, what are the other six. Me too, and oddly Google was no help.

Might you know?

3 Comments so far

  1. Jason D- (unregistered) on March 13th, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    The issue is that they change over time. The American Society of Civil Engineers has a ton of info and timelines on what they classify as wonders. This is their current list of the 7 wonders of the modern world and you’ll notice the Oakland Bridge is not on this list.

  2. Pete (unregistered) on March 13th, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    The other six wonders from 1955:

    Hoover Dam
    Empire State Building
    Colorado River Aqueduct
    Grand Coulee Dam
    Panama Canal
    Chicago Sewage Disposal System

  3. Jason D- (unregistered) on March 13th, 2006 @ 5:46 pm

    Hey Pete, where did you dig up that info? I was having a hell of a time finding it!

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