The Modern Marvels: The Golden Gate Bridge [DVD]
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The Golden Gate Bridge continues to be one of America's most popular tourist attractions. Though citizens of San Francisco rely heavily on it for transportation to and from outlying areas, they also realize that this bridge is an architectural and visual wonder. Actual footage shows the storms and heavy fog that workers had to contend with as they constructed this modern-day marvel. Engineer Joseph B. Straus designed this beautiful suspension bridge that helped inspire Tony Bennett's signature song about San Francisco. Find out how long it took to build this masterpiece and what steps the city regularly takes to keep it in pristine condition. ~ Elizabeth Smith
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