The color of the Golden Gate Bridge is officially International Orange. The original bridge design called for another color, but the steel manufacturers painted the materials using an orange primer to protect it from the elements. Irving Morrow, the consulting architect, found he preferred the contrast the orange provided to the bridge's surroundings instead of black or steel gray. Painters only touched up the original paint until 1965 when they began removing and replacing the lead based paint, a process that took over 30 years.Continue Reading
The Golden Gate Bridge received its name from the passage it spans, the Golden Gate Strait, the entrance to the San Francisco Bay. John C. Fremont gave this name to the three-mile strait because it reminded him of the Golden Horn, a harbor in Istanbul. The name has nothing to do with the orange color of the bridge.
Manufacturers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey manufactured the steel for the bridge. They shipped it by rail to Philadelphia, where it was loaded onto ships. The ships transported the steel through the Panama Canal to San Francisco for construction of the bridge.
While the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its construction, New York City's Verrazano Narrows Bridge, which opened in 1964, is 60 feet longer than the Golden Gate. Since the opening of the New York bridge, several others have exceeded it in length.Learn more about The West
Access Colorado fall color reports at websites for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, the Weather Channel, and local news stations such as Fox31 Denver. Typically available from mid-September to late November, sources frequently change, with website maps and social media posts prevalent, as of 2015.Full Answer >
The Golden Gate Bridge is famous because it was the world's longest suspension bridge when it was first constructed in 1937 until November 21, 1964, when New York City opened its Verrazano–Narrows Bridge. The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge lost its place as the world's longest suspension bridge when the Humber Bridge opened in England on July 17, 1981.Full Answer >
The Golden Gate Bridge was built to remedy the need to move people and products in and out of San Francisco via ferry due to the city being located on a peninsula in San Francisco Bay. The city was effectively cut off from areas around it and was being limited in its growth and business potential as it headed into the 20th century.Full Answer >
To play "Bakugan," choose three Bakugan Brawlers, three ability cards and three gate cards, one of each color. Select gate cards that correspond to the color of your chosen Bakugan Brawlers to achieve more points during play. Create an approximately 2.5-foot playing field between players, in which each player places one gate card face-down in the middle, with your gate card closer to your opponent, and vice versa. Roll the Bakugan onto the gate cards.Full Answer >