The construction cost of the Golden Gate Bridge was equal to 35 million dollars; But this bridge was built ahead of schedule with less budget. The span of the Golden Gate Suspension Bridge is the longest span among bridges in the world.
The Golden Gate Bridge (Golden Gate Bridge) is a suspension bridge on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and over the Pacific Ocean that connects the city to Marin County.
The Golden Gate Bridge, which is unique in terms of its beauty and architecture, attracts the most tourists from all over the world.
History of the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is actually a legacy of the age of controversy, discord and conflict. The Golden Gate was built in a decade when the American recession was still felt.
The idea of building the Golden Gate Bridge was first proposed in 1916 by Joseph Strauss, who could build a suspension bridge at a cost of about 30 million dollars, and in 1921, he presented his final design to citizens and officials for approval.
In November 1930, six counties from northern California, including Marin County and San Francisco, also voted in favor of this plan, and finally, on November 12, at 3:00 p.m., the construction of this bridge was approved by the government, and the people of Marin County closed stores and went on vacation. Their works celebrated this event. The official construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began on January 5, 1933 and lasted for four and a half years.
Before the completion of the construction process of the huge Golden Gate Bridge project in 1937, everyone considered it impossible to build it, especially because at the time of the construction of this bridge, thick fog and winds with a speed of 60 miles had hampered the construction operation. This has caused many to consider this bridge unbuildable.
Despite these terrible weather and natural conditions, the Golden Gate Bridge was built in four years. During this relatively long period, 35 million dollars were spent on the construction of this bridge. During the construction of this bridge, heartbreaking incidents also happened, including the death of 11 workers.
Interesting facts about the Golden Gate Bridge
♦ The Golden Gate Bridge holds the record for the first suicide place in the world!
♦ On average, one person jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge every two weeks; But only 2% survive this not-so-interesting act. Even a man jumped off this bridge for fun!
♦ The span of the Golden Gate Suspension Bridge is the longest span among the bridges around the world and its distance is more than 4,200 feet. The Golden Gate Bridge was completed in 1937 and is currently an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and the state of California.
Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge
♦ The color of the Golden Gate Bridge was chosen with the advice of one of its architects, Ironig Moro, reddish orange, because it does not blend with the colors of the environment and can be easily recognized in the fog.
The Golden Gate Bridge is 1.7 miles long and carries an average of 1,800 vehicles per day. The Golden Gate Bridge consists of six lanes for crossing (freeway) and on both sides there are beautiful sidewalks that are used by pedestrians and cyclists.
♦ The maximum speed limit for driving on the Golden Gate Bridge was reduced from 89 km/h to 72 km/h on October 1, 1983. The east sidewalk is open to bicyclists and pedestrians during the day and the west sidewalk only in the afternoons and on weekends. Tourists can have an indescribable experience by walking or cycling on this bridge.
Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge
♦ This bridge is unique in terms of aesthetics and architecture. In June 2001, the American Society of Civil Engineers introduced several buildings under the name of “Millennium Buildings". These buildings were the Panama Canal, the Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the architectural masterpieces of the world
♦ Once a person went to the top of this bridge to commit suicide, but before jumping, he wrote a letter and said that if someone sees me while walking on top of this bridge and smiles at me, I will not jump!
♦ Before this bridge was built, people used small boats to travel between the two areas.
♦ The number of nails used in the Golden Gate Bridge is estimated to be around 1,200,000 nails.