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This is the third and current tower of California’s Fort Point Light Station at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. This twenty-eight-foot-tall iron tower was built atop one of the fort’s outer enclosed stairways. In 1876, to make access to the lighthouse safer, the government built this bridge to span the gap between the bluff and the top of the fort. Previously, the keepers had to use steep stairs and a granite spiral staircase to reach the light tower and fog signal. The fort was equipped with over 100 cannons to defend San Francisco harbor. (Lighthouse Digest archives)
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California’s Fort Point Lighthouse
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