The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge was named one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World" by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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The Golden Gate Bridge was built in 1937 to connect the city of San Francisco to Marin County across the Golden Gate Strait.

The total length of the bridge is 1.7 miles (8,981 ft or 2,737 m). The length of the suspension spans, including main span and side spans, is 1.2 miles (6,450 ft or 1,966 m).

The bridge is 220 feet about the strait, with the top of the tower at 746 feet about the water.

 
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Books on the Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge web site

Golden Gate Bridge facts

History about building the bridge

Interesting information from the people who develop paint for the bridge

http://www.goldengate.org/

http://www.goldengate.org/History/Page3.html#GGBridgeFacts

http://www.goldengate.org/History/Page1.html

http://www.permanentstains.com/facts.html

 

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