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In order to prevent falls during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, a safety net was installed under the structure. Workers also wore face masks, anti-glare goggles and wind cream. To successfully erect this megastructure, multiple technical, safety and economic barriers had to be overcome.
While Native American tribes historically performed weather modification rituals that attempted to invoke rain, nowadays drones and electrical discharges are being used to create rainfall in the desert. But to what extent can these technologies be used to manipulate the weather?
Their works have been essential to contain the floods and save thousands of lives, but they also revolutionized the way of building bridges or even raising them in suspension, laying the foundations for current construction systems. We explore some of the leading figures to understand the history of modern engineering.