A photo documentary of the Golden Gate Bridge
Text by Stephen Cassady.
In Spanning the Gate the history of the most daring and beautiful bridge ever built is told at last. Stephen Cassady's powerful narrative is studded with stories told by the bridgeworkers themselves, the unflappable adventurers who gloried in the intensity and unpredictability of each moment. Nearly 125 photographs of bridge construction, many never published before, bring the Golden Gate project stunningly to life, as step by unbelievable step it grew, through innumerable triumphs, through tragedy that darkened its final days, to the exhilaration of completion and the madcap celebration that presented to the world its most famous, most admired and certainly best-loved bridge.