Modern Marvels: Golden Gate Bridge
It took four years, 88,000 tons of steel and concrete, and the blood, sweet, and tears of thousands of brave workers to build what was in 1937 the largest suspension bridge in the world.
Designed by renowned engineer Joseph Strauss, the Golden Gate Bridge was developed as a way to ease the problems of transportation caused by the rapid growth of San Francisco and the insufficiency of ferry transportation across the Bay. in this fascinating program, discover the amazing story behind the construction of this iconic bridge, including how, in the absence of government funds, the brave people of San Francisco selflessly put up their own homes, farms, and commercial buildings to help pay for the immense project.
Today the Golden Gate Bridge stands as a monument to the people of San Francisco whose dedication and loyalty conquered indescribable odds to help create one of the world's greatest engineering marvels.