Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Retro Film Featuring Original Archival Footage

This past week­end, San Fran­cis­co cel­e­brat­ed the 75th anniver­sary of the Gold­en Gate Bridge. And if Beth­le­hem Steel were still around, it would have been cel­e­brat­ing too. Once Amer­i­ca’s sec­ond-largest steel pro­duc­er, the now bank­rupt com­pa­ny fab­ri­cat­ed the steel used in the con­struc­tion of the icon­ic bridge — all 68,000 tons of it. Some­where dur­ing the 1950s, the Penn­syl­va­nia-based firm revis­it­ed the mak­ing of the Gold­en Gate Bridge, pro­duc­ing a 26 minute film that incor­po­rat­ed some amaz­ing archival footage. Every phase of con­struc­tion gets cov­ered, and the film ends with the bridge’s big open­ing day in 1937. It’s not to be missed.

via The Atlantic

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