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* Architecture: Video: Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 16 June 2012

Architecture: Video: Building the Golden Gate Bridge: “..Courtesy of the Prelinger Archives, this archival 1930s footage by Bethlehem Steel captures every phase of construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. The iconic, San Francisco structure celebrated its 75th anniversary this year, as it opened May 27th, 1937. Including the approaches, the Golden Gate Bridge spans a remarkable length of 1.7 miles (8981ft or 2737m), making it the longest span in the world from its completion in 1937 until the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built in New York in 1964. A unique aspect to the construction of the suspension bridge was the emphasis placed on safety..”  Astounding..

Video: Prelinger Archive and The Atlantic, ArchDaily; article: ArchDaily

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