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Golden Gate Bridge – Did You Know?

The Golden Gate is arguably the most famous bridge in the world. Many dream of visiting this masterpiece but did you know that…

  • The bridge was not supposed to be built. US War department, owner of the land, was afraid the Navy ships could get trapped in the “San Francisco Bay”.
  • It was almost painted in stripes! Black and yellow or even a more happy red and white, to help the visibility for ships and planes.
  • The cables are actually 27,572 individual tiny wires spun together.
  • It is one though bridge! It is designed to withstand “8 point earthquakes and up to 90 mph gusty winds”.
  • The paint used for the bridge was chosen to match the colors of the hills in Marin County.
  • From the bridge’s website: “The Bridge has an influence in directing the fog as it pushes up and pours down around the Bridge. Sometimes, high pressure squashes it close to the ground.”

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