Sunday, 28 July 2013

Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge is an unprecedented for it’s time creation of engineering genius and not accidentally is considered one of the wonders of the world, as created by human hands.

According to the publication Forbes Traveller, the Golden Gate Bridge really deserves first place among the world's most majestic bridges, as it surpasses masterpieces such as Tower Bridge and London Bridge in the English capital.

Golden Gate Bridge or the Golden Gate translation is a suspension bridge that connects the northern peninsula of San Francisco (Marin County). The grand structure is built over the Strait of Golden Gate , which separates San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Immediately after the northern end of Golden Gate Bridge is located Sausalito, which is a popular tourist center and is part of the so-called “Golden Gate recreation area”. Before building the bridge the town was a very terminus of rail and ferry routes. Although the presence of the bridge is there, many people still prefer the ferry as a service.

The very background of the construction of the facility was accompanied by much troubles. Containers on ships and ferries were totally against it, because the bridge would impede navigation. On the other hand, a guild gaining momentum, the industry of production of cars stood firmly behind the construction of the Golden Gate, because for them it meant more work, and more money accordingly.

Before the bridge construction was to begin, the only route from San Francisco to Marin County was by boat through one point of the bay. People liked to build a bridge, which experts said was close to impossible because of the depth of 150 m in the middle of the strait and the strong winds. In 1916 a student published an article that presents a proposal to build a future Golden Gate. Based on urban design, the architect estimates that its construction would take about 100 million U.S. dollars.

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