Golden Gate Bridge Facts – Interesting Facts about Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge facts for kids

The first design proposed was much different than the current one.

The Golden Gate Bridge was opposed by many at the beginning. It had 2,300 lawsuits against its construction in 1930.

Construction of Golden Gate Bridge finally began in 1933.

The Golden Gate Bridge cables were built by the same company that built the Brooklyn Bridge.

The opening of the Golden Gate Bridge was celebrated for a week.

It took over 4 years to construct the bridge. Construction began on January 5, 1933 and the Bridge was open to traffic on May 28, 1937.

Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964, when Japan’s Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge became the longest bridge spanning 65000 feet.

The Golden Gate Bridge was closed three times due to bad weather.

The Golden Gate Bridge was the first major bridge with one-way toll collection.

11 men died during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.