Historical society to auction books about Bay Area bridges and more

“The First Annual Progress Report on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge,” published in 1934, is among the books available at the July 15 auction.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 5, 2023) — The Contra Costa County Historical Society is holding an auction on July 15 of books relating to Bay Area bridges and other aspects of engineering and public works.

The 20-25 specialty books also include historic Bay Area planning documents. None of the books is specific to Contra Costa County.

Bidding begins at 11 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m. at the historical society’s booth at the Maker’s Market in downtown Martinez. All proceeds benefit the society’s archives and the preservation of county history.

For more specifics about the collection, call or text John Mercurio at 925-876-0327.