04:15 PM - 05:30 PM
25 October 2022

Building Golden Gate Bridge

History & Heritage

The early twentieth century was the golden age of long-span suspension bridges, yet the spanning of the Golden Gate Strait was thought to be impossible by many. Working in the shadow of the Great Depression, the builders of the bridge had to overcome daunting political, financial, and technical challenges to construct the longest bridge in the world in one of the harshest marine environments in the world. Eager to meet these challenges, extraordinary engineers and construction workers would converge on San Francisco in the early days of 1933 to span the Gate. Utilizing a combination of historic photographs and dynamic animation techniques, Paul Giroux brings the construction of the bridge to life providing a unique learning opportunity.