Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary May 27, 2012!
The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary
Did you know?
Strauss, the designer of the Golden Gate Bridge, was chief engineer in charge of overall design and construction of the bridge project. However, because he had little understanding or experience with cable-suspension designs, responsibility for much of the engineering and architecture fell on other experts. Strauss' initial design proposal (two double cantilever spans linked by a central suspension segment) was unacceptable from a visual standpoint. The final graceful suspension design was conceived and championed by New York’s Manhattan Bridge designer Leon Moisseiff.
How are you going to celebrate?
Buy something international orange to wear on Memorial Day weekend
Build a sandcastle of the Bridge at your favorite beach
Dye your Easter eggs international orange
Dress up as the Golden Gate Bridge on Halloween
Design your own “Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!” bumper sticker
Paint your nails or toes international orange
Learn to say “Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!” in one of the 112 languages spoken in the Bay Area
Send us the name and photo of a friend or relative who walked across the Bridge on Opening Day (May 27,1937)
Tell us what you think the Bay Area—and the world—will be like on the Bridge’s 100th anniversary in 2037
Send a Bridge postcard to a loved one
Send a beautiful e-card from www.goldengatebridge75.org
Reach out to a friend with whom you once visited the Bridge; re-connect and reflect on good memories
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