How to Build a Bridge

The Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia

While driving over Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Bridge this week, a bridge I’ve driven hundreds of times, I became really curious how bridges are actually constructed. In recent news I’ve been hearing all about the disrepair of America’s bridges and I wondered not only what it would take to bring our bridges up to par again, but how they got there, in all there splendid beauty, to begin with.

On further research, I found the most interesting video detailing the enormous job of constructing the Golden Gate Bridge:

Man working on nature, and vice versa. Metal and sea and mountain and fog, orange and green and white and blue, unified into a single vision. The Golden Gate, both despite and because of its age, is still one of the best examples we have of “the technological sublime,” Megan Garber, The Atlantic

Full article found on The Atlantic