Happy 80th Birthday Golden Gate Bridge

On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate bridge was officially opened to pedestrians. Eighty years later, the bridge remains one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, spanning 4,200 ft (1,280 m) and constructed with 80,000 miles (128.748 km) of wire.

Fun Fact: The Golden Gate Bridge lost it’s natural arch while supporting approximately 300,000 people, who were celebrating its 50th anniversary.

 

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