American Experience

The Bridge's Design and Color

Clip: Season 16 | 59s

Chief Engineer Joseph Strauss hired a local architect, Irving Morrow, to design an architectural treatment for the bridge. Morrow would later be recognized for his aesthetic contributions: the Golden Gate Bridge's distinctive Art Deco lines, burnt red-orange hue, and the structure's dramatic lighting.

Aired: 05/03/04

Rating: NR

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