The golden gate bridge, an american icon
San Francisco’s famous orange bridge is 80 years old this year. But the engineers and workers who build it had a difficult job.
The bridge’s official colour, “international orange”, has made it one of the famous bridges in the world. But at first, people weren’t convinced. The orange chosen is the result of a chemical mixture.
It’s the longest suspension bridge and is divided into six lines for traffic and was built with 75.000 tons of steel and 120.000 rivets were used. Designing it was complicated because it is in a bay that has frequent earthquakes and had to resist violent winds.
I’ve visited this bridge and it’s my favourite one because it has a great design and the colour is very impressive when you see it for the first time. It’s very long and we took a good walk to cross it, but it’s so nice because the sights and the landscape are so beautiful.