Building the Bridge of the Gods (1928) . . .

By Jan Jackson –

This wonderful 1928 film from Educational Film Exchanges, Inc. (see below), makes me want to reach for my smelling salts.  I can’t even imagine what it does for those connected to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration).

Some things to notice:

1. There is no safety equipment of any kind.

2. The trees are so much smaller than they are now 100-years later.

3. The rapids at the natural Bridge of the Gods are gone because of Bonneville Dam (built in 1937).

4. Bottled water hadn’t been invented – they were still using the good old community metal dipper.

This wouldn’t have been an ideal job for everybody; it wouldn’t have been a good job for me – smile.


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