The Golden Gate Bridge: History, Impact and Legacy
Publication date: 29/07/2013
You will know in this book, hidden facts about Golden Gate
As Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75, History Revised to Honor Engineer GWEN IFILL: Finally this evening, the Golden Gate Bridge, an icon of American engineering and architecture, turns 75 today. Its effect, its heritage as well as some of the controversy that initially surrounded it are as soon as again the center of attention. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels has our tale. SPENCER MICHELS: Even before it opened on May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was hailed as a modern-day wonder, a magnificent feat of engineering. In the midst of the Great Depression, the bridge, then the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world, brought hope and pride to a city and a country in need of optimism. It was far more than a street connecting San Francisco with counties to the north. KEVIN STARR, chronicler, University of Southern California: This is not simply a completely successful work of engineering. It's likewise a work of art, and it's also a renowned statement about American life
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