Golden Gate Bridge Facts – Interesting Facts about Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge facts

An earthquake hit the region in June 1935 before the bridge was completed.

The total cost of the project was $35 million.

The weight of the bridge at its opening was 894,500 tons. Re-decking in 1986 reduced the total weight to 887,000 tons.

Vitoria Secret’s founder, Roy Raymond committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.

The longest closure of the bridge occurred on December 3, 1983, when winds reached 75 mph; the bridge was shut down for 3 hours and 27 minutes.

The Golden Gate Bridge actually helps in shaping the fog.

The bridge name refers to the Golden Gate Strait. It was named by army captain John C. Fremont as “Chrsopylae” or Golden gate, because it reminded him of a similar harbor in Istanbul, Turkey, called Chrysoceras or the Golden Horn.

Sections of the Golden Gate Bridge that gets corroded are repainted, so painting the bridge is a continuous process.

The 25 de Abril Bridge in the Portugal’s capital is looks surprisingly like the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Golden Gate Bridge is currently the 9th longest suspension bridge in the world.