Top 4 Secrets Of Golden Gate Bridge In San Francisco You Should Know


Top 4 Secrets Of Golden Gate Bridge In San Francisco You Should Know

The popular reddish bridge that stands in San Francisco is popular for many years. The Golden Gate Bridge constructed in 1937 stands tall and strong attracting a huge number of visitors. Moreover, this bridge is in every traveler’s bucket list to visit at least once.

The bridge has extended sidewalks along its length which helps the pedestrians and wheelchairs to walk through. However, it is a bridge where the employers are working in numbers around 200. In addition, around 100,000 vehicles are traveling through this bridge for travel, work, and others.

This bridge had many special appearances in films and literature. In the film, “The Maltese Falcon” you might see this bridge. Similarly, this bridge has poems written by Joseph P. Strauss, the engineer,  as ‘The Mighty Task is Done’. He wrote these poems after the successful completion of this project.

Top Secrets Of Golden Gate Bridge

There are many facts of this Golden Gate Bridge which you are not aware of. Let us decode the important ones as follows.

1. Not A Golden Bridge

As the name suggests, it is not a ‘Golden’ colored bridge. The actual color of this bridge is International Orange. In addition, many people misunderstood the color as red by seeing it on the picture.

However, the name Golden Gate was provided on behalf of the strait it passes through. This bridge is three miles in length with a mile wide.

2. Painting Of The Golden Gate Bridge

Top 4 Secrets Of Golden Gate Bridge In San Francisco You Should Know
Top 4 Secrets Of Golden Gate Bridge In San Francisco You Should Know

Not all parts of the bridge are painted often. The engineers of the bridge consequently go for an inspection once in two years. Therefore a work plan is created for the portions of the bridge that requires painting.

Once a portion is complete, they move to the next place to paint it in Orange. Firstly, the old paint is completely scrapped out. Secondly, the priming of the area is done. This is then followed by multiple coatings of the paint.

3. Ringtones For Ships

The foggy horns are provided for the ships when they could not see the bridge due to fog. In other words, a ringtone is produced using an air pressure of 80 pounds. However, this sound can be heard up to six miles.

 The fog will be very thick that has higher chances of damaging the bridge by these ships. On the other hand, they tried using automated systems to the horn but failed due to salt air.

4. Iron Workers Of The Bridge

Top 4 Secrets Of Golden Gate Bridge In San Francisco You Should Know
Top 4 Secrets Of Golden Gate Bridge In San Francisco You Should Know

There will be policemen to prevent the people from troubling the passengers on the bridge. But some people will not hear them and therefore the ironworkers are appointed.

Thrill-loving teens often visit this bridge to take part in adventurous activities. However, these workers will go over the rail and involve in rescue operations.

In conclusion, this is one of the spectacular bridges every traveler is expecting to visit one day. The visit can be done easily as the bridge is accessible. Consequently, there are many hotels to stay in San Francisco which helps to have a comfortable stay.  

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