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Apr 22

The Waldo Grade: Highway through the Hills

 <span>&copy; Mike Moyle </span>

The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge wouldn’t have made any sense without an equally bold construction project in the hills above Sausalito. The creation of the 3.6-mile Waldo Grade, which runs from the bridge to Waldo Point at the north end of Sausalito, required the excavation of millions of cubic yards of material and the boring of the first of today’s two tunnels.

After the opening of the original undivided four-lane roadway in 1937, additional projects were under taken in the following decades to widen the highway, add a second tunnel and improve safety.

Join historian and Sausalito resident Mike Moyle to explore this fascinating facet of our local history.

 

Time: Mon Apr 22 · 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Place: Marin Commons: Anne T. Kent California Room Map & Special Collections Annex - More Details