Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75 Years Old

EasyWriter By EasyWriter, 26th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/do813-q9/
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A short history on the Golden Gate Bridge as it turns 75 years old.

75th Anniversary Celebration

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 on May 27, 2012 so now it is an appropriate time to discuss the history of this landmark. The celebrations will take place throughout the whole year and will commemorate this extraordinary event.

History of the Golden Gate Bridge

A need for the bridge arose when the city of San Francisco grew and the city was still being served by ferry. With this in mind, the construction began on January 5, 1933. The bridge spans 1970 meters and is 230 meters tall from water level to tip. When it was completed in April 19, 1937, it was one of th longest suspension bridges in the world. The bridge was then opened on May 27, 1937.

Legacy

As we celebrate this anniversary, we must remember American achievement and the will to build and excel in our daily lives. The bridge would have never been built if there were not people to strive for excellence and were not willing to go the extra mile (no pun intended) and demand the best of ourselves. We must demand from ourselves the same excellence that the people of San Francisco did when the bridge was built and still stands today 75 years later.

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California, Golden Gate Bridge, Historic Buildings, History Of United States, San Francisco

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
27th May 2012 (#)

My daughter and I walked to the middle that morning 25 years ago for the 50th.... when we later saw the bridge 'sag', we thought that ours was the weight that put things over the top! It was quite a day...

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author avatar EasyWriter
27th May 2012 (#)

David, that sounds like a fun day. Thank you for your kind comments.

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