Historical Happenings #1 ~ Golden Gate Bridge 

Remembering the past is just as planning for the future in my opinion.  Although this may be cliche, it is important not to repeat the mistakes of the past.  During this series, Historical Happenings, I want to share with you some facts about history that was made that day.  I found these events on History.com.

On January 5th, 1933, construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began.


1. The Golden Gate Bridge is named after the strait it crosses.

2. It took four years to build the bridge: 1933-1937.

3. If the bridge was to be built today it would cost $1.2 billion.

4. The bridge spans 4,200 feet (between towers) and was the longest in the world until 1964.


5. The Golden Gate Bridge is technically “International Orange”. 

6. One of the achitects was Irving Morrow.


7. As of 2014, over 2 billion cars have crossed the bridge. 

8. The bridge connects the city of San Francisco and the county of Marin.

9. It is one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

10. The Golden Gate Bridge is the most photographed bridge in the world.

Sources:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/golden-gate-bridge-is-born

http://goldengatebridge.org/

http://navajocodetalkers.org/9-golden-gate-bridge-facts-for-kids/

Pics

http://www.history.com/topics/golden-gate-bridge

http://footage.framepool.com/en/shot/395616058-safety-net-bridge-construction-san-francisco-bay-golden-gate-strait

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Bridge

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/goldengate-morrow/

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