Happy 75 years Golden Gate Bridge!

                     The Golden Gate Bridge Poem

                                          Strauss PoemsWritten by Joseph P. Strauss, Chief Engineer,               Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District

The Mighty Task is Done 

The Mighty Task is Done Written upon completion of the building of the Bridge in May 1937

At last the mighty task is done; Resplendent in the western sun The Bridge looms mountain high; Its titan piers grip ocean floor, Its great steel arms link shore with shore, Its towers pierce the sky.

On its broad decks in rightful pride, The world in swift parade shall ride, Throughout all time to be; Beneath, fleet ships from every port, Vast landlocked bay, historic fort, And dwarfing all–the sea.

To north, the Redwood Empire’s gates; ‘To south, a happy playground waits, in Rapturous appeal; Here nature, free since time began, Yields to the restless moods of man, Accepts his bonds of steel.

Launched midst a thousand hopes and fears, Damned by a thousand hostile sneers, Yet ne’er its course was stayed, But ask of those who met the foe Who stood alone when faith was low, Ask them the price they paid.

Ask of the steel, each strut and wire, Ask of the searching, purging fire, That marked their natal hour; Ask of the mind, the hand, the heart, Ask of each single, stalwart part, What gave it force and power.

An Honored cause and nobly fought And that which they so bravely wrought, Now glorifies their deed, No selfish urge shall stain its life, Nor envy, greed, intrigue, nor strife, Nor false, ignoble creed.

High overhead its lights shall gleam, Far, far below life’s restless stream, Unceasingly shall flow; For this was spun its lithe fine form, To fear not war, nor time, nor storm, For Fate had meant it so.


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One Response to Happy 75 years Golden Gate Bridge!

  1. Pl says:

    Reblogged this on Suddenly Single in Marin and commented:

    Happy 78 Years Golden Gate Bridge

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