Design and Construction: The Golden Gate Bridge was designed by engineer Joseph Strauss and architect Irving Morrow

Construction: Construction of the bridge began in 1933 during the Great Depression and took just over four years to complete.

Opening Day: The bridge opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937, amidst a week-long celebration known as "Fiesta Week.

International Orange: The distinctive color of the bridge is known as "International Orange."

Iconic Suspension Bridge: The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed.

Suicide Prevention: Sadly, the bridge has been a site for suicides throughout its history.

Painting the Bridge: The bridge is continuously painted to protect it from the salty air and ocean mist.

Wind and Earthquakes: The bridge is designed to sway and flex in the wind, and it can also withstand significant seismic activity.

Famous Film Location: The Golden Gate Bridge has been featured in numerous films, including Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"

Tourist Attraction: The bridge attracts millions of visitors each year, many of whom walk or bike across it to take in its breathtaking view