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American Icon: The Golden Gate Bridge

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV049
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People called it “the bridge that couldn’t be built.” When first proposed in the 1910s, no suspension bridge had ever been constructed over such a distance or in such daunting open-ocean conditions. Spanning the famed mile-wide entrance to San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge was both a milestone of engineering and a monumental example of Art Deco architecture when completed in 1937.

Historian John Martini discusses the origins, design considerations, construction, and operational history of San Francisco's most famous landmark. Learn about the bridge's ongoing maintenance challenges along with its evolution into a worldwide symbol of San Francisco and California.

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