For Golden Gate Bridge

Produced by
Laura Longsworth
Ben Loeterman

Directed and Written by
Ben Loeterman

Edited by 
James Rutenbeck

Director of Photography 
Michael Chin

Narrated by 
David Ogden Stiers

Original Score by 
Brian Keane

Production Coordinator
Joey David

Creative Consultant
 
John van der Zee, Author, The Gate

Additional Photography by
Boyd Estus
John Behrens

Production Design 
Andrew Lewis
Katha Seidman

Steady Cam Operator 
Kenneth Ferro

Sound 
Sara Chin

Production Assistants 
Adam Boyajy
Mira Bailey
Jillian Cohen
David Loya
Sirri Spiesel
Jon Waldman
Vanessa Warheit

Sound Mix 
Heart Punch Studio

Rostrum 
Berle Cherney

Graphics 
Eric Camara
Alisa Placas

Assistant Camera 
Rick Ewald
Mary Anne Janke 

Gaffer
John Kiffmeyer
Franz Wetterings

Key Grip 
John Fontana
Jeffrey King

Grips 
Todd Stoneman
Paciano Triunfo

Swing 
Gabriel Montz
Jason Bowen

Technical Advisor
Jim and Rhoda Morris

Cast
Michael John Foley
Michael Kerrigan
Robert Murphy
Allen Schmeltz
Lisa Wentz

Archival Stills & Footage Provided by 
American Society of Civil Engineers
Bancroft Library, University of California
Bank of America
Cincinnati Historical Society Library
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
Harvard Map Collection
The Jeppesen chart shown is copyrighted by Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc. 1940
Labor Archives and Research Center, SFSU
Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
Marin History Museum
Mill Valley Public Library History Room
Purdue University, Purdue University Libraries
The Purdue Debris
San Francisco Department of Public Works
San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
Sausalito Historical Society
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation, Fraternity Archives, Evanston, IL.
Mary Cone
Eric DeLony Collection
Richard Dillon
Charles Kring
Skip Lambert
Eleanor Morrow Mead
Jim Reis
Catenary Video Productions
Corbis Motion
Historic Films Archive
Getty Images
Oddball Film + Video

Special Thanks 
John van der Zee
Kevin Starr
Mark Ketchum
Steve Cassady
Allan Temko
Fred Apsey
Walter L. Vestnys
Skip Lambert
Richard Dillon
Charles Kring

Thanks 
Charles Adams
Dr. James Alleman
Jim Callahan
Sgt. George Carrington
Michael Crowe
Mary Currie
Robert David
Margot Ammann Durrer
Richard Fishman & Art Deco Collection
Lori Gordon
Ernie Jorgansen
Louise Nelson Dyble, Consultant
Frank Stahl
Trubee Schock
San Francisco Film, Video and Arts Commission
City of San Francisco
Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site
The Hamlin School
Historical Museum at St. Gertrude
National Park Service
Palace Hotel, San Francisco 

For AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-Line Editors
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Joel Goodman

Web
Molly Jacobs
Tory Starr

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Legal
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Lauren Noyes

Marketing and Publicity
Mary Lugo
Cara White

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

A Bet Loeterman Productions, Inc film for
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

©2004 WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved.

My American Experience

My American Experience photos

Share Your Story

From the Empire State Buiding to the carvings on Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Space Needle, the U.S. has dozens of impressive, important, and iconic structures. Which ones have you been to? Which has had the biggest impact?