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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

The Bridge's Design and Color

  • Aired: 05/03/2004
  • 00:59
  • Rating: NR
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.
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