The Golden Gate Bridge’s iconic “International Orange” paint job was a bit of a happy accident. If the United States Navy got its way, the landmark stretch of infrastructure would look like a bumble bee. That would’ve been just sad.
The quake-prone Bay Area is already a pretty precarious area for bridges, but now suspicious drone activity is also a concern for San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate.
After a marathon weekend installation, the Golden Gate Bridge has finally gotten the $3o million movable median barrier system that it so desperately needs. These are the oversized mechanical zipper pulls that will be in charge of changing lanes (quite literally) twice a day to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
More people have committed suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge than on any other structure in the world—someone jumps from the bridge to their death about every two weeks. But those figures could be dramatically reduced if a proposed suicide-prevention barrier is installed later this year, as advocates hope.
The Golden Gate Bridge is almost certainly the world's most iconic bridge, and one of the country's most-photographed landmarks. But here, you see it in a state only a handful of people ever witnessed: reaching across the San Francisco Bay for the very first time.
For years, San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge was a deathtrap. Cars would zip past one another at 65 MPH, separated by a thin line of yellow traffic cones, and head-on collisions were routine. However, a new barrier system—laid by a massive vehicle known as a Zipper Truck—will keep passing drivers from landing…
Yesterday was the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th birthday. To mark the occasion, there was a day-long party in San Francisco, which culminated in a massive fireworks display and light show. And we have to say, the old bridge looks as beautiful as ever bathed in the light of the fireworks.
The Golden Gate Bridge is receiving what its caregivers call a major renovation. The task involves repainting the two main suspension cables; something that will take years to complete and is the first such work done to the cables since the bridge opened in 1937.
Lady Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge—they didn't just appear there one day. Here's a look at what some of America's greatest monuments looked like before they became the iconic images we know today.