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Golden Gate Bridge


The Golden Gate Bridge in California spans the entrance from the Pacific Ocean into San Francisco Bay, connecting San Francisco to Marin County.

When it was first completed in 1937, it was for a time the largest suspension bridge in the world. While this is no longer the case, it nevertheless remains an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco, and has featured prominently in many movies and films.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California


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Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon

By Donald MacDonald

Chronicle Books
Hardcover (128 pages)

Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon
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Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of"international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architectDonald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridge's engineering and 70-year history. This accessible account is accompanied by 70 of MacDonald's own charming color illustrations, making it easy to understand how the bridge was designed and constructed. A fascinating study for those interested in architecture, design, or anyone with a soft spot for San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge is a fitting tribute to this timeless icon.

The Golden Gate Bridge (Lightning Bolt Books)

By Jeffrey Zuehlke

Zuehlke, Jeffrey
Paperback (32 pages)

The Golden Gate Bridge (Lightning Bolt Books)
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The Golden Gate Bridge is an important structure in San Francisco, California. Before this bridge was built, people had to take a ferry across the dangerous stretch of water to get to Marin County. Now they simply drive across. Just how long is the Golden Gate Bridge? And how did workers build this orange structure? Read this book to find out! Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books bring nonfiction topics to life.

Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

By Kevin Starr

Brand: Bloomsbury Press
Released: 2012-04-24
Paperback (224 pages)

Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America s Greatest Bridge
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Kevin's Starr's Golden Gate is a brilliant and passionate telling of the history of the bridge itself, and a recounting of the rich and peculiar history of the California experience. The Golden Gate is a grand public work, a symbol and a very real bridge, a magnet for both postcard photographs and suicides. In this compact but comprehensive narrative, Starr unfolds the hidden-in-plain sight meaning of the Golden Gate, putting it in its place among classic works of art.

The Golden Gate Bridge: The History of San Francisco’s Most Famous Bridge

By Charles River Editors

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (48 pages)

The Golden Gate Bridge: The History of San Francisco’s Most Famous Bridge
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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the bridge's construction written by workers and the chief engineer *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "To this Gate I give the name of 'Chrysopylae,' or Golden Gate, for the same reason that the harbor of Byzantium was called 'Chrysoceras,' or Golden Horn." - Captain John C. Fremont, 1846 "[A] perpetual monument that will make this city's name ring around the world and renew the magical fame which the Golden Gate enjoyed in the days of '49." - S.F. Examiner editorial, March 24, 1925 San Francisco has countless landmarks and tourist spots, but few are associated with the city as the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the modern world’s engineering marvels. The giant suspension bridge spans the San Francisco Bay, with a length of over 1.5 miles, a height of nearly 750 feet, and a width of around 100 feet. While it is a beautiful and instantly recognizable landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge was also a very practical one born of necessity. After the California Gold Rush helped turn San Francisco into a destination site, connecting people on both sides of the beautiful Golden Gate Strait became vitally important. There was a consistent ferry service in the area, but the advent of automobiles made a bridge even more imperative. At the same time, no one in the world had ever successfully built a bridge as long as this one would be, and indeed, no one else would for another three decades after the Golden Gate Bridge opened. Given its size, it should come as little surprise that the Golden Gate Bridge was one of the most ambitious and expensive projects of its age. Indeed, it would take nearly 20 years from the time the bridge was proposed to its grand opening, and it cost hundreds of millions of dollars (the equivalent of several billion today). When it finally opened in 1937, Joseph Strauss, the man most responsible for the bridge, remarked, "This bridge needs neither praise, eulogy nor encomium. It speaks for itself. We who have labored long are grateful. What Nature rent asunder long ago, man has joined today." The Golden Gate Bridge: The History of San Francisco's Most Famous Bridge chronicles the story of how one of America’s most famous bridges was built. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Golden Gate Bridge like never before, in no time at all.

The Gate: The True Story of the Design and Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge

By John Van Der Zee

Brand: Simon n Schuster
Hardcover (384 pages)

The Gate: The True Story of the Design and Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge
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The Gate is an absorbing panoramic account of the building of one of the world's most beautiful and famous landmarks. In a narrative richly laden with detail and the flavor of the period, John van der Zee reveals for the first time the complete history of the longest single-span suspension bridge of its time-including the identity of the man who actually designed it, which has been obscured since its completion in 1937.With novelistic flair, van der Zee recounts an exciting drama of human greed, ambition, frailty, courage, and intellectual achievement."It is among the top books on California I have ever read."-Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California and author of Americans and the California Dream"A case study of personal and technological adventure bordering on hubris...The engineers in this bok come alive as people, with all the faults and foibles associated iwth the human species. A fascinating work that shows that the best of cutting-edge engineering is much, much more than science and technology."-Henri Petroski, Nature

The Golden Gate: San Francisco's Celebrated Bridge

Brand: Earth Aware Editions
Released: 2012-04-17
Hardcover (128 pages)

The Golden Gate: San Francisco s Celebrated Bridge
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The Golden Gate Bridge is an icon of one of the most storied of American cities, San Francisco. Standing between the Bay and the mighty Pacific like a guardian of the West, the Golden Gate retains its grip on the American imagination long after its twenty-seven-year record of being the longest suspension bridge in the world was superseded. Featuring a selection of stunning images of the Bridge, many from angles and positions that show it in a whole new light, The Golden Gate: San Francisco's Celebrated Bridge showcases the acclaimed photography of San Francisco native, Morton Beebe. Complementing Beebe's photographs is a short history of the bridge and memorable quotes from a variety of San Francisco natives and visitors affected by the its imposing presence, illustrating the firm grip this near-mythic structure has on our collective imagination.

The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge

By John Bateson

University of California Press
Hardcover (322 pages)

The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge
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The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful and most photographed structures in the world. It’s also the most deadly. Since it opened in 1937, more than 1,500 people have died jumping off the bridge, making it the top suicide site on earth. It’s also the only international landmark without a suicide barrier. Weaving drama, tragedy, and politics against the backdrop of a world-famous city, The Final Leap is the first book ever written about Golden Gate Bridge suicides. John Bateson leads us on a fascinating journey that uncovers the reasons for the design decision that led to so many deaths, provides insight into the phenomenon of suicide, and examines arguments for and against a suicide barrier. He tells the stories of those who have died, the few who have survived, and those who have been affected—from loving families to the Coast Guard, from the coroner to suicide prevention advocates.

Building the Golden Gate Bridge: An Interactive Engineering Adventure (You Choose: Engineering Marvels)

By Blake Hoena

Capstone Press
Paperback (112 pages)

Building the Golden Gate Bridge: An Interactive Engineering Adventure (You Choose: Engineering Marvels)
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People living in San Francisco during the 1920s and 1930s are fascinated by the project to build the Golden Gate Bridge―the world’s longest suspension bridge yet. Will you: Be a designer of the bridge, working to solve the many challenges created by such an enormous project? Work as a crewmember, accepting the dangers of laboring hundreds of feet in the air above the cold, swirling currents of San Francisco Bay? Experience situations taken from real life. YOU CHOOSE what you’ll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to success―or to failure.

The Beautiful Bridge of Death: Historical accounts of those who died, or nearly died, in falls from the Golden Gate Bridge

By Mr Gene Donner

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (130 pages)

The Beautiful Bridge of Death: Historical accounts of those who died, or nearly died, in falls from the Golden Gate Bridge
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Accounts of those who died, or nearly died, in falls from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Pop's Bridge

By Eve Bunting

Harcourt Children's Books
Released: 2006-05-01
Hardcover (32 pages)

Pop s Bridge
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The Golden Gate Bridge. The impossible bridge, some call it. They say it can't be built.

But Robert's father is building it. He's a skywalker--a brave, high-climbing ironworker. Robert is convinced his pop has the most important job on the crew . . . until a frightening event makes him see that it takes an entire team to accomplish the impossible.

When it was completed in 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge was hailed as an international marvel. Eve Bunting's riveting story salutes the ingenuity and courage of every person who helped raise this majestic American icon.
Includes an author's note about the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.


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