After seeing Patty Allison’s colorization work on the circa 1950 Golden Gate Bridge photo above, it set us on a quest to learn more about the famous structure. The construction first started in January of 1933, and it officially opened over four years later on May 27, 1937. Its location, surroundings, design, and carefully chosen color have resulted in it being one of most attractive and well-known bridges in the world.
An excellent video below was found that originated from the Prelinger Archives and was produced for Bethlehem Steel postwar; the historical film footage contained in it from 1930s covers the complete story and the very interesting construction methods used on the landmark. You can also learn much more about it at the Golden Gate Bridge at PBS, which refers to it as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.