Golden Gate Bridge

By Adrianne Baladad

Birth of a new Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge started construction on January 5th, 1933 6 years before WWII. It took 4 years and 3 months to construct and 23 days. It was built to connect the northern tip of San Francisco to Martin County.

Where The Name Came From / User Of tThe Bridge

The golden gate bridge isn’t actually made of gold; it’s called that way because it refers to the Golden Gate Strait. Golden Gate Bridge is the 7th longest bring in the world. Every day about 120,000 cars cross the bridge it adds up to 43,800,000 cars per year.

What's It Made of ?

The bride is built by 10 contractors and subcontractors. The contractors are no longer in business due to their agency. The Golden Gate Bridge is made of fabricated steel. It took 1.2 billion dollars to make the Golden Gate Bridge. The price depends on how many factors including the extent of the environmental reviews and the cost of labor and materials. The Bridge is a suspension bridgeso it only needs 4 main towers to support the bridge (2 on each side).

The Length, Height and Weight

The bridge is 2,737 m ( 8979ft 7 29/32in), It's 227m tall and weighs 887,000 tons (804,700,000 kg)