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This month in January 1933, the Golden Gate Bridge is born. Construction began on the bridge as workers begin excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure’s huge anchorages.

Things You May Not Know About the Golden Gate Bridge:

  • San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27 1937
  • Material used to build the bridge was steel and concrete
  • There are approximately 600,000 rivets in each tower
  • The fabricated steel used in the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge was manufactured by Bethlehem Steel in plants in Trenton, New Jersey and Sparrows Point, Maryland. The steel was loaded, in sections, onto rail cars, taken to Philadelphia and shipped through the Panama Canal to San Francisco.
  • Structural steel quantities: original combined weight of Bridge, anchorages, and approaches is 894,500 tons
  • The color is actually called ‘international orange’ – a variation on the color used now for many astronaut jumpsuits. It was a beautiful accident. The steel parts arrived in an orangey red primer, which was quickly recognized to meld best with the scenery.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge is now the world’s ninth longest. It was the longest bridge from 1937 to 1964.

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