PBS American Experience: Golden Gate Bridge





San Francisco Museum

Bridging the Bay: Bridging the Campus

Holdings of Consulting Architects Irving and Gertrude Morrow at UC Berkeley

Online Archive of California

Biography of Joseph Strauss, American Society of Civil Engineers

Fort Point National Historic Site

Strauss last rites and funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ernest Holmes, founder of the Institute of Religious Science. Starting in 1934 Religious Science services were held at the Wiltern Theatre to accommodate the large audiences. See history at Wiltern Theatre, Wikipedia and Religious Science, Wikipedia .

[“An engineer who frequented his purchasing office became curious about the books on philosophy and metaphysics and assorted other subjects he had around him, and asked to borrow some of them. After a while, the engineer suggested inviting a few friends to his house one evening and having Ernest talk to them.” Could the engineer have been Strauss? Probably not in 1916.]

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Operation of a Strauss-type Bascule Bridge

Synopsis of the 1935 movie "Stranded" filmed during the building of the Golden Gate Bridge