American Experience

The Towers of Golden Gate Bridge

Clip: Season 16 | 2m 38s

The first 745-foot tower began to rise in Nov. 1933. Prefabricated sections were fit into place and then joined together by four-man rivet gangs. The heater was the boss; he brought rivets to the right temperature on a small forge, then tossed them to catchers with metal cans.

Aired: 05/03/04

Rating: NR

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