Tom Ralston Concrete was honored to be able to work on the monument for the City of Santa Cruz with Chinese philanthropist George Ow. Tom was interviewed for a documentary on the Chinatown Bridge on Inside Santa Cruz after the work was completed. In this episode, Inside Santa Cruz documents the inspiration, design, and construction of the Chinatown Bridge Dragon Gate Monument over San Lorenzo River, and discusses the history of Santa Cruz's Chinatowns.
In the documentary, George Ow introduces Tom saying, "Tom Ralston is a master cement artisan and artist. He wrote the book on fancy cement and we get the benefit of three generations of experience and knowledge. Tom and I have worked on a previous Chinese gate over at Evergreen Cemetery, and we had so much fun with that we decided to do one here."