One of the most recognized and admired man-made wonders in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge turned 75 last Sunday. It was quite the celebration with events happening on the waterfront and a spectacular firework finale that the Bay Area is still buzzing from. The main events were held in San Francisco at Fort Point, Crissy Field, The Presidio, Marina Green and consisted of maritime history displays, a future fair, live music, and plenty boats on the water. In true sense of the modern age, the fireworks were also accompanied by a laser light show. You can see the official video of the fireworks here.

Some interesting facts about the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

• Since its completion, the Golden Gate Bridge has been closed due to weather conditions only three times

• It is the most photographed bridge in the world

• The total length of the Golden Gate Bridge, including approaches from abutment to abutment, is 8,981 feet

• The color of the bridge is officially called international orange. The color was selected by consulting architect Irving Morrow because it complements the natural surroundings and enhances the bridge’s visibility in fog

• The bridge cost $35 million to build

Photo by Thomas Hawk

 

 

75th Golden Gate Anniversary fireworks at the Marin Headlands. (Deborah Yun/The Epoch Times)

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