Golden Gate Bridge Facts – Interesting Facts about Golden Gate Bridge
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Facts about the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is painted International Orange.
The international Orange color was originally used as a sealant for the bridge.
While most car pool lanes require at least two people in a vehicle, The Golden Gate Bridge requires 3 or more passengers; this is done to ease the traffic congestion of the bridge.
The US Navy wanted the bridge to be painted with black and yellow stripes to ensure visibility by passing ships.
The Golden Gate Bridge is the second most used suicide site or bridge in the world, after the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.
There is a diner at the southeastern side of the bridge, known as Bridge Round House.
Horses are not allowed on the Golden Gate Bridge due to safety concerns.
Golden Gate Bridge authorities were not convinced that any paint would hold up to the salt water spray.
The Golden Gate Bridge design was first proposed in 1872.
From 1937 to 1970, pedestrian access was not free, a sidewalk fee was charged via a coin turnstile.