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Stephane Dumas

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Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« on: August 10, 2020, 06:49:17 PM »

I thought it could be a nice idea to mention some bridges who appeared in tv series, movies and ads like for example the Golden Gate bridge in the opening credits of Too Close to Comfort or the Quennborough bridge in the opening credits of Taxi.

Btw, I wonder where they filmed this 1984 Budweiser commercial where a barge menaced to hit the twin bridges who appeared in this commercial?
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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 02:25:31 AM »

The flying sequence in the opening of the Superboy TV series featured all three Sunshine Skyway bridges,  the collapsed 1971 cantilever, the original 1954 cantilever, and the 1987 cable stay   
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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 08:59:20 AM »

The opening sequence of The Sopranos features the original Goethals Bridge and the Pulaski Skyway.
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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 05:49:03 PM »

The opening sequence of The Sopranos features the original Goethals Bridge and the Pulaski Skyway.
As well as the Lincoln Tunnel and many other bridges!
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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 03:46:49 PM »

On the series "Dirty Jobs", Mike Rowe spends a day on the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan with the bridge crew.
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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 01:57:48 AM »

I thought it could be a nice idea to mention some bridges who appeared in tv series, movies and ads like for example the Golden Gate bridge in the opening credits of Too Close to Comfort or the Quennborough bridge in the opening credits of Taxi.

Btw, I wonder where they filmed this 1984 Budweiser commercial where a barge menaced to hit the twin bridges who appeared in this commercial?

Doing some research, the boat was built in 1975 for the "Ole Man River Towing Incorporated" according to a tugboat information site (yeah, i too am suprised it exists http://www.tugboatinformation.com/tug.cfm?id=7444 )

But narrowing it down, and with a second copy of the ad campaign,you can see the bridges are two different colors...it's the vicksburg bridge on I-20 and US80/Railroad for the black one

One clue that gave it away, the side spans are through trusses not part of the main span truss. Nachez-Vidalia is a twin cantiliver but lacks that. Only other bridge like that on the southern river is the Memphis-Arkansas bridge, but that has two spans next to it. So that leave the I-20/US80 spans.


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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 10:06:22 PM »

I'm going to add Comics to this thread.

It's not just background but a central feature of the plot in Amazing Spider-Man# 121:







The death of Gwen Stacy is a major turning point in the life of Peter Parker and it occurs on a bridge. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Gwen_Stacy_Died

The bridge in the original issue of Amazing Spider-Man #121 was stated in the text to be the George Washington Bridge. The Pulse #4 (Sept. 2004) also states the bridge to be the George Washington Bridge.

The art of The Amazing Spider-Man #121, however, depicts the Brooklyn Bridge. Some reprints of the issue have had the text amended and now state the bridge to be the Brooklyn Bridge rather than the George Washington Bridge. Titles supporting the Brooklyn Bridge include The Amazing Spider-Man #147-148 (1975), The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 (1987), and Daredevil v. 2 #8 (2000). In a television interview for the Travel Channel's Marvel Superheroes Guide to New York City (2004), Stan Lee said that the artist for the issue had drawn the Brooklyn Bridge, but that he (as editor) mistakenly labeled it the George Washington Bridge. This was corrected in newer prints of the issue.

Different bridges are depicted in subsequent adaptations of the storyline. Mary Jane Watson was thrown off the Queensboro Bridge in both Ultimate Spider-Man #25 and the Spider-Man movie, while in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Mary Jane is thrown off the George Washington Bridge.
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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 05:00:11 AM »

The 1986 movie "Short Circut", which was filmed in Astoria, OR, has a scene & some background shots featuring the Astoria-Megler Bridge.
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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2020, 08:59:19 AM »

1984's "Electric Dreams" has a finale that is basically a music video for the song "together in electric dreams" that uses the golden gate bridge in a few shots

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Re: Bridges in tv series, movies and ads
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 06:50:39 PM »

The Robeling Bridge and a few other feature in the intro and outro for WKRP in Cincinnati.


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