The Bridge Builders (Updated over a year ago)
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.
Tags: bethlehem steel corporation, bridge buildin' man, bridges, colon brown jr, engineering, golden gate bridge, joseph strauss, lee mendelson, mark hathaway, marshal j, peabody award, sheldon fay, v63822-2
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on September 22, 2011.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 1962
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, optical sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 25:48
- Type of material: documentary film