History of the Golden Gate Bridge

A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Topics included the background of… read more

A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Topics included the background of the area before the bridge was built, details of its construction, and its impact on the region. The panelists showed slides as they discusses themes such as preservation, commerce, labor, geography, and demographics that are typically overlooked in standard accounts of the Golden Gate Bridge, which have traditionally focused on the bridge’s importance as an artistic and engineering feat. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. John King moderated.

“Spanning Space and Time: The Golden Gate Bridge and the Transformation of the Bay Area” was a program at the California Historical Society in partnership with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. close

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  • Brechin, Gray Founder University of California, Berkeley->California’s Living New Deal Project
  • Buhler, Michael "Mike" Executive Director San Francisco Architectural Heritage
  • Hartig, Anthea M. Executive Director California Historical Society
  • King, John Critic San Francisco Chronicle->Urban Design
  • Powell, Catherine Director San Francisco State University->Labor Archives and Research Center
  • Walker, Richard Professor Emeritus University of California, Berkeley->Geography Department
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Program ID:
306326-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Aug 28, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 30, 2012

Airing Details

  • Aug 28, 2012 | 1:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2012 | 9:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2012 | 5:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2012 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2012 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 04, 2012 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 23, 2012 | 9:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Sep 23, 2012 | 11:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 29, 2012 | 4:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 30, 2012 | 3:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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