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This Day in Pop Culture for September 2

San Francisco Bay Bridge

2013: The World’s Widest Bridge

The original San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened on November 12, 1936 – six months before the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge features two sections: the Western section, a double suspension bridge which connects Yerba Buena Island and the newer eastern section which connects the island to Oakland. In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake caused a section of the Eastern section’s upper deck to collapse onto the lower one and was closed for a month. Reconstruction of that section of the bridge began in 2002 and it was reopened on this day in 2013. It cost about $6.5 billion and was given the title of the world’s widest bridge according to Guinness World Records. (Image: Wikimedia)

Movies Released

  • Battle of the Sexes (2017)
  • Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul (2022)
  • Monkey Business (1952)
  • Rear Window (1954)

TV Series Debuts

  • 90210 (2008)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1948: Terry Bradshaw (Sportscaster)
  • 1951: Mark Harmon (actor)
  • 1961: Eugenio Derbez (actor)
  • 1964: Keanu Reeves (actor)
  • 1966: Salma Hayek (actress)
  • 1983: Jake Ryan (actor)
  • 2007: Jack Messina (actor)

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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