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American Experience; Golden Gate Bridge

02/06/2004

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Series
American Experience
Program
Golden Gate Bridge
Program Number

1609F1

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

This documentary explores the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world. The Golden Gate was the life mission of Joseph Strauss, an ambitious engineer who had never designed or overseen the building of a suspension bridge. A visionary and a relentless promoter, he set his sights on achieving the impossible. Golden Gate Bridge documents the construction of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world, built hundreds of feet above the dangerously churning waters of the entrance to San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Golden Gate Bridge,” 02/06/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_725487D5F6E5465E9E9E12DB4D9CCBFA.
MLA: “American Experience; Golden Gate Bridge.” 02/06/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_725487D5F6E5465E9E9E12DB4D9CCBFA>.
APA: American Experience; Golden Gate Bridge. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_725487D5F6E5465E9E9E12DB4D9CCBFA
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