Top 10 Facts about Golden Gate Bridge

Top 10 Facts about Golden Gate Bridge

One of the most beautiful bridges around the world is Golden Gate Bridge. It is an iconic structure connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. So today we have prepared for you top 10 facts about Golden Gate Bridge.

 it has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World_image credit_www.queenanne.com
it has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World_image credit_www.queenanne.com
  1. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States.

  2. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  3. Besides being one of the most beautiful bridges of the world Golden Gate Bridge was considered the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world but at the time of its opening in 1937. [You can get acquainted with top 10 longest bridges here].

  4. The Golden Gate Bridge is 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m).

  5. Strauss was chief engineer in charge of overall design and construction of the bridge project.

  6. Construction began on January 5, 1933. The project cost more than $35 million, ($493 million in 2016 dollars) completing ahead of schedule and $1.3 million under budget (equivalent to $23.8 million today).

  7. The name of the bridge; It’s generally accepted that the mouth of San Francisco Bay—the narrow strait that the bridge spans, was named Chrysopylae (Greek for “Golden Gate”) by early explorer John C. Fremont. (Captain Fremont thought the strait looked like a strait in Istanbul named Chrysoceras, or “Golden Horn.”) So it becomes the reason why the bridge is named after the expanse of water that it crosses.

  8. The Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

  9. Local authorities agreed to proceed only on the assurance that Strauss would alter the design and accept input from several consulting project experts.

  10. The Construction Bridge started on January 5, 1933 and ended April 19, 1937.

The Golden Gate Bridge is 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m)_image credit_www.ge.com
The Golden Gate Bridge is 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m)_image credit_www.ge.com

Source: Wikipedia