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.Continue Reading
The Golden Gate Bridge was designed originally by Joseph Strauss. By the time the approval came through for the bridge, changes were suggested due to advancements in science and materials, which led to the design that is a familiar part of the landscape today. The bridge cost 35 million dollars to build in 1937. Strauss was able to complete the project on time, within budget and without cutting any corners to save money.
The building of the two towers on either end of the bridge was a challenge on its own. One tower was built on dry ground, but the other had to have a support built over 1,000 feet out into the water. This was accomplished by putting concrete walls into the water that were deep enough break the surface of the water. The water inside the walls was then pumped out from within the walls, and concrete was poured in to make the base for the towers. The towers were just one of many challenges overcome in the construction.Learn more about Industrial Revolution
The purpose of the Golden Gate Bridge is to connect San Francisco to Marin County, Calif. Before the bridge opened in 1937, the only practical route between what is now Marin County and San Francisco was by ferry across San Francisco Bay. At the time, San Francisco was the largest U.S. city reached primarily by ferry.Full Answer >
The technological advances of the Industrial Revolution caused an increased need for raw materials that encouraged the rise of European imperialism. The colonies also provided captive markets for manufactured goods.Full Answer >
The seven man-made wonders of the United States include the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Seattle Space Needle and Hoover Dam. The seven natural wonders include the Grand Canyon, Mount McKinley, Niagara Falls, the Bay of Fundy and Everglades National Park.Full Answer >
Common characteristics of factory work include starting, stopping and operating machinery, pulling damaged or defective products off the production line, cleaning inside, outside and around production machines, recording machinery data, and spot-checking finished products as they move down the conveyor belt. Factory work was adopted after the Industrial Revolution.Full Answer >