Year: 1937. Lenght: 1 970 meters. Height: 67 meters.
Among the 'historic' bridges you have to mention the Bridge Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. This Hängebrücke stretches over the same name Meerenge and was 1937 opened. The author of the bridge design was Joseph Strauss. The excellent mathematician Charles Alton Ellis helped him to calculate the mathematical model of the construction correctly. Since opening and until 1964 Golden Gate Bridge has remained the longest hanging bridge in the world. Its length is 1 970 meters. The bridge is located 67 meters of the water surface, and the full height of its props forms 230 meters.
Since opening, the bridge has been one of San Francisco's landmarks and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. The main feature of its exterior design is the bright orange color of the constructions. In the night the bridge looks really golden thanks to the wonderful illumination.
The impressive bridge is connected with a series of tragic events, for many years the suicides have chosen them as a place to put an end to life. The suicide statistics in the history of the bridge is really cruel. Since the opening of the bridge more than 1,200 people have been killed. For the prevention of accidents the special signs with numbers of the auxiliary centers were placed on the bridge. At the time, the new fences would be built, which could reduce the sad statistics. Tourists wishing to cross the legendary bridge should take into account that it is subject to a fee and that the trip costs about 5 dollars. Next - Palace Bridge
Tower Bridge, England
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