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san diego coronado bay bridge photosSan Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
A documentary

Since the early 1920s, the citizens of San Diego and Coronado have been discussing a way to span the San Diego Bay. After nine different bridge and tunnel proposals through the years, the building boom of the 1960s helped bring the dream of a bridge to reality. The documentary explores these early attempts, the bridge debate, the construction and the 1969 inauguration with archival video of the construction and inauguration, including then-Governor Reagan’s address at the dedication ceremony. Also included is the creation of Chicano Park beneath the bridge landing, a glimpse into the bridge’s intense maintenance program and reflections on the iconic monument today.

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The documentary is divided into six chapters:


And includes interviews with:

Robert Mosher, San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge Consulting Architect
The Hon. Jerry Sanders, Mayor of the City of San Diego
The Hon. Casey Tanaka, Mayor of the City of Coronado
Salvadore Torres, Chairman of the Chicano Park Arts Council
Prof. Richard Griswold Del Castillo, Dept. of Chicana/Chicano Studies, SDSU
Christine Donovan, Director of Heritage Programs, Hotel Del Coronado
Joseph Ditler, Editor, Coronado Magazine
Debbie Riddle, Coronado Realty Association

Officer Robert Fosbenner, California Highway Patrol
Mike McManus, Deputy District Director, Caltrans
David Zapata, Coronado Bridge Paint Supervisor, Caltrans
Jerry Browning, Bridge Equipment Operator, Caltrans

Also included on the DVD are extra interviews.

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