Golden Gate Bridge Facts You Didn’t Know About
Need fun facts about an important landmark? Today we have fun facts about one of the most famous bridges, the Golden Gate Bridge! Download and print our Golden Gate Bridge facts coloring pages for some learning fun.
We put these interesting facts in two printable coloring pages so you can color each fact about the construction of the bridge as you learn.
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Did you know that Roller skates were permitted on the Golden Gate Bridge until 1978 when it was banned by local authorities as a safety measure? And that the Golden Gate Bridge project was completed ahead of schedule, with construction taking just over four years to complete, and surprisingly enough, at a reasonable cost of $35 million?
Let’s learn more about this beautiful bridge construction and its original design!
Golden Gate Bridge facts FOR KIDS
- The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the Golden Gate Strait in San Francisco Bay, United States, connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County.
- The Golden Gate Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 4,200 feet.
- The bridge is painted in a distinctive international orange color, chosen by consulting architect Irving Morrow, to blend with the nearby hills and contrast with the ocean and sky.
- During the bridge’s construction, safety were installed under the main cables to catch falling workers, and the nets saved the lives of 19 men.
- The Golden Gate Bridge was designed by chief engineer Joseph Strauss and engineered by Leon Moisseiff and Charles Ellis.
- The bridge was considered an engineering marvel when it was completed in 1937 because of the difficulty of putting a bridge across such a large and turbulent space.
- The bridge has been called the “most photographed bridge” in the world and has become an iconic symbol of San Francisco and the United States.
- The bridge’s construction was a mighty task, as it had to withstand strong winds, high winds, and the powerful currents of the Pacific Ocean.
- The ferry company that operated between San Franciso and Marin County before the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge went out of business shortly after the bridge’s opening.
- On May 28, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in the Whitehouse to signal the official opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, which was broadcast around the country on the radio.
- More than 2.2 billion vehicles have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge since it opened to vehicular traffic in 1937.
- It is not known how many construction workers worked on the bridge.
- The Golden Gate Bridge was designed to withstand strong winds and can flex by up to 70 mph in high winds and other weather conditions without suffering any structural damage.
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