American Experience: The Golden Gate Bridge (2004)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, Inventions & Innovations  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The fascinating tale of the structure often called one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World" comes to the screen in a documentary that originally aired as part of PBS's American Experience series. Before the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, harried hustler and energetic self-promoter Joseph Strauss had never designed or even overseen the construction of such a structure, though after 13 years of political red tape and damaging lawsuits, it was finally time to break ground and put his comprehensive plans to the ultimate test. Thanks to a dedicated crew of designers and construction workers, Strauss was finally able to realize his lifelong dream of constructing one of the most massive suspension bridges ever conceived.

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famous-structures, architecture, bridge [structure], building, construction, design, engineering