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Happy Birthday!

by David Mitchell on June 11, 2012

 


Hey, did you know that the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco just turned 75? And do you know why it is named the Golden Gate Bridge? The Golden Gate Strait is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean; it has nothing to do with color, like most people would think. The bridge is actually painted orange vermillion which is deemed the ‘International Orange.’ It was chosen because the color blends well with the spans of the natural setting. The Golden Gate Bridge is considered one of the most amazing architectural marvels of the world. This bridge took 4 years to construct and finally opened to traffic on May 28, 1937.


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