The Bridge Builders

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Peabody Award winning KPIX film documentary from 1962, narrated by Marshal 'J', about the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, from November 4th 1930 (voter approval to begin work) to May 27th 1937 (the official opening). Includes a detailed history of the bridge's construction using voiceover from workers involved, photographs, newspaper clippings and archival footage from the 1930s. The Executive Producer for this film was Ray Hubbard, direction is from Mark Hathaway and the song 'Bridge Buildin' Man' was written and sung by Sheldon Fay and Colon Brown Jr., with lyrics by Lee Mendelson.

Type of material
documentary film
Duration
25:48
16mm b&w, optical sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
1962
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
V63822-2
Views
14435

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Walter Mackins.....Everything you said in your comment applies to me too....except I was 13 :)

Saw this when it originally aired on KPIX in 1962. (I was eleven-years old.) Still remains one of my favorite documentaries. That opening shot of the channel before the bridge was built was the first time I'd ever seen that view. And the song, "Bridge Buildin' Man"? I still catch myself humming it whenever I'm crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Catchy little tune. Found this while surfing the web late one night. Bookmarked it. It's a keeper!

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