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Building The Golden Gate Bridge (1930’s)

Building The Golden Gate Bridge (1930’s)


For him it was the dream and the culmination of a lifetime His name was Joseph Strauss His title: Chief Engineer of Golden Gate Bridge and highway district Joseph Strauss is the man who led a core of creative engineers and a legion of rugged men in designing and building the Golden Gate Bridge

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  1. Thats when america used real steal not no foreign junk

  2. I already have severe tinnitus, I had to stop watching this less than 2 minutes into the video. Someone please edit this video to make it tolerable…

  3. Another 10 years before the 100 year anniversary ✌️✌️✌️ Strongly built

  4. I wonder how many people realize that the original Golden Gate is the Eastern Gate to the Temple court, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, sealed with block and concrete in 1541 by Suleiman the Magnificent because Hebrew legend claims that the Messiah will enter the Temple through this gate. — Blessings and shalom, John

  5. A true testament of bravery and few years later ww2 wow

  6. Just think. The men did all this back then with the crude equipment they had available. We could do it today and we would still have a hard time building another Golden Gate Bridge. And to think they built the entire bridge back then.

  7. Just think of all the sheer amount of cigarettes that was smoked, stuck TIGHT!! In the corner of each mans mouth. Tight. Filterless mostly back then. Men had zero, Body fat back then. Even if they didn’t work on this bridge. Look at pics from your grandparents generation. Our generation flat out SUCKS ASS. Compared to this generation.

  8. Working in mid to now upper management in HSSE=Health Safety Security & Environment Dept, I see so many safety violations, while watching this. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. GTA San Andreas was born😂😂

  10. DO what you want I' don Care put me above top off you
    Do what you want I don't care put me on a book top of you I don't care put me on the top bro put me on the top on a satellite thank you

  11. What a massive feat of engineering to build this back in the 1930's. To think of the enormous amount of weight on all the spans across the bridge and to have the tolerances right and have everything match up perfectly. Just incredible.

  12. anybody see any safety harnesses

  13. wow what an amazing feat of enginering for that time and is still standing through the test of time gotta have nerves of steel to work on a project like this back in the day .thanks for the history lesson airboyd

  14. American and Brits, russians all western powers are the reason why world has progressed this far. While east asians keep claming they found evrything first but never have executed anything big useful to the world.. World built on Christian values drives us even today. Long Live America

  15. Took a walk on it two days ago. June 22. 2019 Just awesome. It was so foggy, you couldn't see the top. Visit Fort Point underneath for uncredible views.

  16. and it still stands today, 2019, earthquake, San Andreas Fault ,notwithstanding…

  17. 5” Steel Base Plates, I wonder how heavy those were!

    Note: The base Plate Angle Irons that the towers are secured to, do not seem thick enough to handle the torque a heavy storm would put them under; but yet they do…. simply amazing engineering/high quality work.

    You won’t find that anymore.

  18. 25 April bridge in Lisbon(Portugal) is just as beautiful but not as big, some call it the Golden Gate bridge of Europe.

  19. He says the film your about to see is old, not knowing his own film he’s on, is now very old!

  20. They should have paid some kind of recognition to the men who lost their lives building the bridge.

    The GG bridge was one of, if not the first major construction project to take worker safety seriously. Some actually considered it wasted money. Real men don't shrink from a risk of death, do they?
    Turns out, the safety gear actually saved money. The men tended to work faster if they knew the net would save them from a fall. It could not save everybody, though. Those who fell into the net and lived dubbed themselves members of the "Halfway to Hell Club".

  21. And just think because of the Democratics and the republicans America has been raped of the manufacturing capabilities to do it again,

  22. Just because it's been there and real since before I was born don't mean that I have to totally believe it.
    Neither does traveling over it.
    It don't need my belief.

    It just is.

  23. Looks like terracotta paint

  24. I like how he says, "the fim you are about to see is old" lmfao this whole video is old lol

    crazy how time flies

  25. What an important piece of history, so glad I got to see this 🇨🇦👍👍

  26. This is awesome

  27. Nothing great can be built today. Too many lawyers, lawsuits and greedy asses. All of America's great achievements in building were done before OSHA and lawyers. Sure, OSHA makes it safer but million dollar lawsuits over slight injuries have curtailed any building of quality do to cost. That and the fact that the average American kid these days is an overweight spoiled out of shape skid mark.

  28. Bethlehem steel must have made all the "balls " for these men

  29. May the souls of all the seniors, RIP .

  30. Proud to be a part of the worlds largest industry Constructions

  31. The number of deaths making this bridge was 11 which this video failed to mention.. Jewish Joseph Strauss was not the structural engineer it was Charles Ellis but Strauss got the credit typical for this bloodline to take the credit of others work..

  32. designed and built by americans. the same americans the progressive left dems seem to hate these days in 2019.they teach kids to hate america and it's history because of what was done to the indians. they teach capitalism is bad and white men are evil. thank andrew carnegie and the rest of white america for the steel structures and buildings you drive over and live in

  33. Now it leads to a shithole.

  34. Now the DOT cant lay more than about 5 miles of concrete in the same time it took to build this!

  35. A true national treasure — reallly a world treasure. Not because it's an impressive architectural feat (which it is) but because it's deservedly one of the world's iconic manmade landmarks with things like the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal. I lived some years in San Francisco and I never got over the beauty of the bridge and how it fits its natural setting, surely one of the worlds' beautiful places.

  36. They said it couldn't be done! But in the true American "can do" spirit and through much hard work, they did it! Hauling the metal parts to the other side of the country to be constructed into that great bridge! All hail Joseph Strauss and all the incredible men who built it against all the odds. These are also the Great Americans, as much as Washington or the Founding Fathers.

  37. suspicious. photos videos.

  38. have see. older. films. bridge. very old. hello

  39. Can you imagine trying to build the GGB in 2019 what a disaster that would be.

  40. Great job !
    To inspire future generations.

  41. Narrator smoked 3 packs a day.

  42. No men left like that .

  43. I helped string the cables for a couple weeks but my time there was running short and I had to come back to my own time but I'm proud to have been a part of this magnificent project,I miss the friends I made there.

  44. I thought I had ringing in my ears!

  45. 20:24. look at those guys walking around no safety harness, no ropes. And due to the depression, there were hundreds of workers on the ground not hoping, but expecting some workers to fall and they would go and take their jobs

  46. Great tutorial of what we can do togheter – Now were is the design scetches and bluprints and actual calculations for this monument.

  47. Yes! We men are builders at heart!

  48. My dad worked on it, while it was being built.

  49. I'll just sit here and idle until the light turns green.

  50. Is that Dan Rather hosting?

  51. And to think that city of San Francisco of today is literally covered in street shit from all of its drug-addled derelicts.

  52. Superb and splendid construction..👌👌👌

  53. awesome upload thanks

  54. High pitch noise in the audio channel makes it unbearable to listen to with hearing aids. Sorry 🙁

  55. Simply mind boggling. Imagine if the engineer Joseph Strauss made some calc mistakes or didn't take some factors in consideration. But he did his homework very well.

  56. For me this Bridge is one of the World Wonders, no Question…"
    Especially for built so many Years ago…."

  57. My G-pa born 1911 worked on the bridge. He said there is one inch of difference between the towers due to curvature of the earth. Measured at the base vs top.

  58. very good,,rugger enjoyed

  59. Hard working men back then. They had a can do attitude! Unlike the snowflakes of today. Good thing OSHA wasn't around then; that magnificent structure would have never been built.

  60. this bridge is a waste of tax payers money just to let people drive over it is useless no bueno for caca!!

  61. Proud to have gone over it and under it. ⛩

  62. @20:07 OSHA wouldn't let anyone work like that anymore cause of all these cry baby workers.
    They dont make workers like they used to….
    Everyone is soft and there faces are stuck to computer screens and there damn phones…

  63. It used to be that America had the attitude that anything could be done with hard work and determination and we proved it over and over. Sad how we have grown soft and weak.
    The workers acted as if they were standing on solid ground while the winds blew and the weather was bad. OSHA heads exploded just viewing this footage.

  64. Am I only around here whose Father or grandfather was not part of this bridge construction?

  65. Half way to hell club,guys that fell in the net

  66. Things like this made our country great.mayb we should tear it down n do it again.

  67. 1936
    Imagine how much better could it be done by TRUMP's prosperity Team if Nancy Pelosi and her friends in the cabal were deseased. Much more better.
    Vote out all demonscraps off our government for a better AMERICA.

  68. Back when America thought big! WTF happened?

  69. Weren't a number of people killed before the nets were put up?

  70. It would have been interesting to work on that.

  71. Men died building that bridge..

  72. This documentary, done today, would feature a lot more graphics and diagrams to help illustrate in clearer and better detail all the various steps involved in the construction. In fact, I do believe there are several far more recent versions of "building the Golden Gate Bridge" documentaries.

  73. Wonder when trump will take credit for the Golden gate bridge? The chosen one hahaha

  74. How they could work with such large balls amazes me. My respect to all!

  75. This is positively amazing!

  76. A few years ago some Bum said America was never great. I disagree.

  77. This video indicated this bridge was built with unskilled men hires off the street. Learn as you go technic. Anyone who work on high steel construction would know that statement was false. Perhaps a company may hire one apprentice tradesman to every ten journeyman. These workers was some of the best union iron workers available at the time. Remember: The company was ahead of schedule 120 days just building the towers. However: The company made every afford to pervade safety for the workmen. Until a freak accident causing a couple of section of wood staging break loose. Falling down on the safety nets. Many working was pulled down under the water drowning about 11. Not sure on the count of the survivors. Hats off to all workman who build our building, buildings and tunnels. Every hour of work they life's are one step away from death. or injury. I'm one of the lucky few who survived 38 years working heavy construction out of Boston. Seen more fatal job accident than I care to remember. *UNION WORKERS *

  78. he would have been floored by the brdge over the tarn

  79. great but please watch the building of the bridge over the Tarn in France

  80. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rqoa8py0NA

  81. The engineering that went into projects like this is incredible!

  82. There was a toll to pay for the golden gate bridge………..some say….90 years later the tolls are still there

  83. WE STILL HAVE THESE STRONG HARD WORKERS IN AMERICA !!! WE NEED TO CRUSH THE LEFTIST DEMOCRATIC SNOW FLAKES AND WE WILL BE JUST FINE AS A GREAT COUNTRY AMERICA!!!!!!!!!
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  84. Buildering friends tell me crossing that bridge can get an explorer lost.
    It has an internal support maze made of fitted metal pieces that is not
    user friendly. The highest steel I ever climbed is still at Hunters Point.
    I went up at night. Wearing laced lineman boots with steel shanks to
    assist foot support. Wet and slippery from fog I was wearing a climbing
    harness fitted with nylon webbing slings I'd attach and detach in transit.
    Carabiner's of the off-set "D" type coupled slings to both my harness
    and vertical steel. To either side as found. One step at a time. I had
    all night. Metro Detroit has also been an interest of mine. Recommend
    the Michigan Technological University, Department of Social Studies,
    Society for Industrial Archaeology. Can you dig it in the SFBA ?

  85. My. friends. what you see here. was. already. here. you know. Atlantis. ατλαντις εχετλαιος. hello usa.

  86. Draining San Francisco bay.

  87. A safety net used in the 30’s…. that was pretty forward thinking and safety belts as well!!! For those reasons 19 hard working men made it home at the end of a hard day… I bow my head in a moment of silence and respect to the ones that built all these structures and to the not so fortunate ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice for progress….. May you all rest in peace…. I may be a Canadian but I still am proud of both of our countries..and the brave men that built them

  88. Hard working God loving people built this country that love this country not just immigrants also citizens

  89. The gold and silver bridges to heaven in Egyptian mythology should prove interesting, along with a tracing of the ley lines of the Earth, when investigating the history of this landmark…that island to the side sure has some neat geometric patterns.

  90. shame… the beautiful city given away and destroyed by ultra liberal leaders… if only they builders knew the city would be the modern day sodom and gomorrah

  91. You pee down wind off the bridge

  92. This video has a consistent high pitched ring that makes it hard for me to Finnish watching it. I gave up @2:23…

  93. This huge bridge built 81 years ago and today we can't build a bridge that lasts 25 years before it "needs replaced". Yet today we are supposed to be so much more advanced than back in those days. Unfortunately it isn't that we can't do it now, but we WON'T do it because of fraud and "job security" for companies that build them. It's time we bring those days back and get rid of the frauds we have now.

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