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During the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, ten prime contractors and various subcontractors were used. Not all of them kept accurate records of the people they employed. All ten prime contractors are no longer in business, and therefore employment records are not available (to our knowledge). The Golden Gate Bridge ...


May 25, 2012 ... In the 1930s, a rule of thumb on high-steel bridge construction projects was to expect one fatality for every $1 million in cost. By those standards, the construction safety record for the $35 million Golden Gate Bridge was impressive: only 11 construction workers died. (By contrast, 28 laborers died building ...


Find out more about the history of Golden Gate Bridge, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.


Golden Gate Bridge: Suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, in California, U.S. It links San Francisco with Marin county to the north. From its completion in 1937 to the completion of the Verrazano-Narrows...


May 27, 2017 ... PHOTO: Heavy fog at sunset surrounds the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in. SLIDESHOW: The Golden Gate Bridge through the years. "But an engineer saw a way to create this bridge, the region came together to fund it and workers put their blood, sweat and tears into building it," Clemens added.


May 27, 2012 ... Before the project began, many people thought building the bridge was impossible. And when the construction started, most thought that dozens would die in the process. The rule of thumb at the time was that for every million dollars spent on a project, one person would die — and the Golden Gate Bridge ...

May 8, 2012 ... Prelinger Archives - Bethlehem Steel Great footage from 1930s of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in every phase of construction. Stock shots of co...


Today, 60% of the rain and snow that falls on the State of California still drains through the Golden Gate. The Golden Gate strait is the reason for the strong tides , frequent winds, fog, and salt air, all of which posed challenges for building a bridge across it. In addition, the infamous San Andreas Fault, cause of the 1906 San ...


Apr 14, 2016 ... In 1920, O'Shaughnessy sent letters to three prominent engineers inquiring about building a bridge over the strait: Joseph B. Strauss, Francis C. McMath, and Gustav Lindenthal. Strauss submitted plans for a symmetrical cantilever- suspension hybrid span, which he had developed and later patented.