In the battle royale between landmark San Francisco bridges, the Golden Gate will probably always get the glory. But after seventy years, its sister span to the east is coming into its own. The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress is an upcoming exhibition at the city's De Young Museum that chronicles the earliest days of construction from 1933 to 1936.
The majority of the show is comprised of images from Peter Stackpole, a staff photographer for Life magazine who was known for his shots of California. Here, we see a particular breed of documentation that's never not amazing: Workers grappling with super structures. There's something about black-and-white dudes stone cold chillin' on precarious cables and I-beams in front of a foggy skyline that is just too cool.