16/05/1938 American structural engineer Joseph Strauss dies
The Golden Gate Bridge ~ Joseph Strauss
Building the Golden Gate Bridge | Documentary Film | 1930s
Joseph Strauss was an American structural engineer who revolutionized the design of bascule bridges. His greatest achievement was the Golden Gate Bridge. Strauss began his career as a draftsman and within a few years, had worked his way up to principal assistant engineer. By 1904 he had established his own Strauss Bascule Bridge Company which constructed hundreds of drawbridges around the U.S.