Two Golden Gate Bridge farms are up for sale in California
Justin McGrath has a bridge to sell you. Or part of one, anyway.
McGrath, owner of JW McGrath Auctions, has listed two metal trusses from the Golden Gate Bridge in California for sale on Facebook for $12,000.
“People just want a piece of history, a chunk or rivet,” he told The Press Democrat.
The trusses, which are 17 and 37 feet long, were removed during a retrofit of the San Francisco side of the iconic bridge, according to the listing.
McGrath acquired the trusses at a lien auction for a property in Penngrove where they had been stored, SF Gate reported.
“They’re still sitting where I bought them,” he told the publication. Buyers will have to transport the trusses, which weigh 8,000 pounds and 15,000 pounds, respectively.
The Golden Gate Bridge has been undergoing a seismic refit since early 2002, KRON reported.
Penngrove is a community just north of Petaluma, which is about 40 miles north of San Francisco.
Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.
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