Strauss eventually fired Ellis, but because work was difficult for an engineer to find during the Great Depression, Ellis continued to work tirelessly on the bridge pro bono, although he received little credit for this work in his lifetime.
It's hard to believe today with our computer models and 3D graphics, but it took engineer Joseph Strauss a decade to convince the city's commissioners that his mathematics were sound and that his plan for the bridge was feasible.
Although Joseph Strauss is credited as being the Chief Engineer, he received notable help from Irving Morrow, Charles Alton Ellis, and many other engineers and technicians who helped create this beautiful national landmark.
The summer musical events, aside from traditional performances of the works of such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Strauss and others, also often include works and performances by more recent composers.
Leading American jeans companies have worked vigorously throughout the years to capitalize on the casual wear trend, and the long-established Levi Strauss had a winner indeed with Dockers denim shorts.
While Strauss played the role of Chief Engineer on the project and oversaw all final construction decisions, his relative inexperience with suspension bridges called for him to bring in an expert.
Strauss also enlisted the help of engineer Charles Alton Ellis, who contributed much of the technical work that assured the bridge could withstand the turbulant Golden Gate weather.
Utility garments like army and carpenter's pants inspired the design, and the first such garments, called bush jeans, were the brainchild of Levi Strauss Company.
Perhaps most significant was Strauss' creation of a special safety net that ran the length of the bridge and was designed to catch workers who slipped and fell.
Tracy Strauss - Ali Larter plays the role of Tracy, a Washington lobbyist who discovers that she has the ability to freeze any object or person.