Or maybe rivets. The surprise of this month was in an envelope marked “3 Big Bolts.” In it were three large rivets. They looked very similar to one donated by the family of Richard Trembath who died in a motorcycle crash in 1937. He was part of the Bay Bridge Squad and died the day before he was supposed to promote and go to car patrol. Two of his descendants worked on the project to dismantle the old cantilever section of the Bay Bridge. As a tie in, they donated some items from him, along with the rivet from “his” bridge.
So, for the record, I can say that these appear to be bridge rivets. One is gold plated, and I really wish I knew more of its story. Another has a particular shade of orange paint on it. I can guess — and it’s only a guess — that these are rivets associated with the Golden Gate Bridge.
APB Article Rick Mattos, Chair, CHP Museum