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?

You could……

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

Reach out to a friend with whom you once visited the Bridge; re-connect and reflect on good memories

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