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Golden Gate Bridge

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in San Francisco, United States.

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  • Photo of Golden Gate Bridge
  • Photo of Golden Gate Bridge
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Being the most recognisable bridge in the world, majestically stretching over the strait 220ft below, this suspension bridge is the defining monument of San Francisco in the mind of its people. It is ‘International Orange’ in colour, not the rumoured gold. It covers a distance of 1.7 miles and weighs 887,000 tons, and the truss arches are 746ft tall. It was designed primarily by structural engineer Joseph Strauss. With 11 workers dying whilst working on its construction, a safety net was set up beneath it, 19 men being saved by its presence. These 19 became proud members of the Halfway to Hell Club.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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Beautiful Architecture

Since its completion in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge has been one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. Reaching almost 2 miles in length and 746 feet in height, it's a massive structure of beautiful architecture. Although driving over the bridge can be a fun experience, you must walk or bicycle over the bridge to be able to fully appreciate this large wonder. The sidewalks are opened during the day for pedestrians and bikers but know that it's usually very windy and cold and the bridge vibrates. Visit the "Roundhouse" which is the bridge's gift shop and buy photos and other souvenirs.

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