Golden Gate Bridge – Under Construction

Ninety years ago, construction teams were eleven months into work on building what is now one of the most famous and recognizable man-made structures in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge links San Francisco to Marin County and before the bridge was operational, a ferry service took people from one side to the other across the bay. The bridge gets its name from the ‘Golden Gate’ which is the name of the geographical strait that links San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.

On completion it was the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. Its orange hue is functional for two reasons, to fit in with the surrounding landscape and secondly to be noticeable to ships in the (also famous) thick fog, which often descends on the bay.

Before landmark structures we all know and love were constructed, it is intriguing to see what the area looked like before it filled that space. Enjoy these great images of the bridge under construction and appreciate how excited the local people must have been watching something so big and important take shape.

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