Golden Gate Bridge
5 interesting facts about the Golden Gate Bridge
- The military suggested the bridge to be painted stripes.
- The bridge costed $27 million.
- Joseph Baerman Strauss designed and helped build the Golden Gate Bridge
- the bridge was named one of the 'Seven Wonders of the Modern World'
Poem written after he bridge was built
I am the thing that men denied,
The right to be, the urge to live;
And I am that which men defied,
Yet I ask naught for what I give.
My arms are flung across the deep,
Into the clouds my towers soar,
And where the waters never sleep,
I guard the California shore.
Above the fogs of scorn and doubt,
Triumphant gleams my web of steel;
Still shall I ride the wild storms out,
And still the thrill of conquest feel.
The passing world may never know
The epic of my grim travail;
It matters not, nor friend or foe –
My place to serve and none to fail.
My being cradled in despair,
Now grown so wondrous fair and strong,
And glorified beyond compare,
Rebukes the error and the wrong.
Vast shafts of steel, wave-battered pier,
And all the splendor meant to be;
Wind-swept and free, these, year on year,
Shall chant my hymm of Victory!