Breathtaking Archival Footage of Constructing the Golden Gate Bridge

Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, a film by Bethlehem Steel celebrates how the iconic structure was built in the 1930s. These are excerpts from the full documentary, which is available in its entirety here. For more on the 75th anniversary of the opening of the bridge, see Megan Garber's "How the Golden Gate Bridge Was Built" and Alexis Madrigal's "A Guide to San Francisco in 1937, When the Golden Gate Bridge Opened."

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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