Golden Gate Bridge : Suspension Bridge Facts
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge located in San Francisco, California.
It was completed in 1937 and is almost 2 miles long, with a main span of 1.7 miles.
The bridge's distinctive orange color was originally just a primer, but was so popular that it became the official color.
The bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.
It was built to withstand high winds and earthquakes, and has survived both.
The bridge is a popular tourist attraction and is featured in many movies, TV shows, and songs.
The bridge's two main cables are made up of over 27,000 individual wires.
The bridge's construction was completed ahead of schedule and under budget