It’s funny this story references the Golden Gate Bridge, since San Francisco demolished all its cemeteries in the 1940s and used the broken headstones to shore up Ocean Beach, the Marina, and Aquatic Park. Thanks to Regular New for sharing this story.
The Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia seems like any other. It doesn’t have the grace of the Golden Gate or the history of the Brooklyn Bridge, nor does it draw any acolytes wanting to make the trek across. The structure exists primarily to move people, and this it does well, helping connect Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Most commuters, however, are surely unaware of what the bridge’s foundation is actually built on: a cemetery.
Read the full article at The Atlantic Cities here.
Photo: K. Scott Kreider