The extraordinary Golden Gate Bridge

How does such a significant arterial route become such a major tourist attraction? Lesson 101 in bridge-building: Don’t make them so attractive otherwise there will be congestion every day!

The Golden Gate Bridge really did take my breath away. Could it be the reddish hue, ‘International Orange’ that coats the entire thing to prevent corrosion? Could it be the 92.7cm diameter of the two main cables? Could it be the tremendous 227.4 metre height of the towers? Or could it be the 128,747 kms of total cable wire length? Answer is ‘E’, all of the above. Plus the fact that it makes for an excellent view of San Francisco. 


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