The most famous bridge in the world was 75 years old
• the most famous bridge in the world was 75 years
May 27 one of the most famous bridges in the world, "Golden Gate", which is located in the American city of San Francisco, was 75 years old.
The most popular bridge, which is most common in movies and TV series, 27 years was the largest suspension bridge in the world, as well as the bridge to this day is the most popular with suicides.
from the history. The Golden Gate Bridge was built in 1937, the main goal - joining the city of San Francisco from the southern part of Marin County. Prior to this, on the site of the bridge it was only a ferry, which greatly hampered the development of the city. Photo: San Francisco, 1910.
The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge was supposed to January 5, 1933 and lasted for more than 4 years.
Bridge Style - Art Deco. The project was designed by the architect - Irving Morrow. In the photo: the beginning of construction in 1933.
The process of building a year later. 1934.
Still almost a year later. 1935.
The opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in the morning of May 27, 1937. The first 12 hours it belonged only to pedestrians.
Soon, the signal of the Roosevelt, the bridge drove the first cars.
Since its opening in 1937 until 1964. Golden Gate Bridge for 27 years was the largest suspension bridge in the world.
Slightly characteristics: length of the bridge - 1970 meters, the length of the main span - 1280 meters, weight - 894,500 tons.
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, 23 June 1960.
The top of the support. The height above the water - 230 meters, 1968.
A huge cargo ship under the bridge.
In the 50th anniversary of May 24, 1987 Golden Gate Bridge was closed, and the bridge has passed approximately 300 000 people.
Interesting fact: May 18, 2004 on the bridge for the first time ran fawn, delaying the movement of as much as 20 minutes.
The restriction on the bridge speed is about 72 km / h. On average, every year there happen the accident, during which the machine goes to the opposite lane and collides with the counter. January 27, 2005.
The Golden Gate Bridge belongs to the "sad primacy" of the most popular places in suicides. According to statistics, on this bridge someone commits suicide every 2 weeks. 2nd place on this indicator holds Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan.
During the 75 years of existence of the bridge according to unofficial data, more than 1200 people committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate into the water.
Falling man with a 75-meter height lasts 4 seconds. The body hits the water at a speed of 142 km / h, which is almost always fatal.
Therefore, along the bridge are special phones in which suicide can call the service of psychological support. Inscriptions about these phones report: "There is hope. Call. The consequences of jumping from this bridge are fatal and tragic. "
The Golden Gate Bridge, May 8, 2008.
Corporate color bridge. It maintains a team of 38 painters.
aerobatics on the background of the bridge group of the Golden Gate in San Francisco, October 9, 2008.
During the international expedition Russian frigate "Pallada" in full sail went under the Golden Gate Bridge 25 July 2005.
New Year's Eve 2012.
During the summer and early autumn, you can watch the fascinating spectacle as the fog covers the bay and Golden Gate.
During the famous fog Golden Gate Bridge looks particularly fascinating.
The Golden Gate from space. View from the ISS, November 6, 2010.
May 27, 2012 in San Francisco, was the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was an unusual exhibition of shoes in memory of those who jumped from the bridge to commit suicide.
And, of course, fireworks. San Francisco, May 17, 2012.
San Francisco, May 27, 2012.
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. 75-year anniversary.