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why name it golden gate bridge?

The Golden Gate Strait is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. The strait is approximately three-miles long by one-mile wide with currents ranging from 4.5 to 7.5 knots. It is generally accepted that the strait was named "Chrysopylae", or Golden Gate, by John C. Fremont, Captain, topographical Engineers of the U.S. Army circa 1846. It reminded him of a harbor in Istanbul named Chrysoceras or Golden Horn.

who designed it, when it was built and how long it took to build

Joseph Strauss, Irving morrow, and Charles Ellis designed the bridge.

It took just over four years to build. Construction commenced on January 5, 1933 and the Bridge was open to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937.


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where its located and what is the purpose of the bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge crosses the Golden Gate Strait and connects the City of San Francisco and the County of Marin to the north. The Golden Gate Bridge was built, the only way to get across San Francisco Bay was by ferry, and by the early twentieth century the Bay was clogged with them.