PBS NewsHour

As Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75, Its History Is Revised

Clip: 05/23/2012 | 8m 53s

The Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937. This weekend, 75 years later, San Francisco plans to celebrate while honoring the engineer whose contributions to the design were purposefully obliterated: Charles Ellis. Spencer Michels delves into Ellis' story, and into the man who did get the credit -- Joseph Strauss.

Aired: 05/23/12

Rating: NR

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