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Old Posted May 27, 2007, 6:21 PM
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Golden Gate Bridge: 70th Birthday

The bridge today



Building the bridge



The opening (May 27, 1937)



All Photos courtesy San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object...0&type=gallery
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Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!
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The construction pics are great!
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It must have looked extra weird under construction because it probably wasn't the color it normally was, right? Unless the pieces were already painted when put into place.
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It must have looked extra weird under construction because it probably wasn't the color it normally was, right? Unless the pieces were already painted when put into place.
umm the peaces were painted red witch is the standard primer color...... they were supost to paint it blue but that never happend


and i have walked across that bridge
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Old Posted May 28, 2007, 7:36 AM
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^^^The present (and long-standing) color is "International Orange", supposedly the most visible in fog: http://goldengatebridge.org/research...tedIntnlOrange

I don't know if the steel parts were pre-primed.

I too have walked across--I was at midpsan when this picture was taken at the bridge's 50th anniversary along with 300,000 of my closest friends. Note the deformation (sagging) that number of people caused at mid-span:



If I'd known that was happening, I would have got off the thing as quickly as I could (likely not very quickly).
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this is bakers beach, right?
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I've walked it too, but in the 90's. Love that photo too showing both the bay and GG u/c.
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Cool. Still the best.
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this is bakers beach, right?
I believe so.
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I've walked it too, but in the 90's. Love that photo too showing both the bay and GG u/c.
This one?



It was probably taken to show the fleet of WW I era battleships sailing out the Gate.
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