Engineering achievements of the modern world 2

by Tania Wannenburg


The Golden Gate Bridge

In 2010, the American Society of Civil Engineers selected the Golden Gate Bridge as one of their favourite Wonders of the Modern World.

San Francisco’s 2,7km Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s most easily recognised man-made landmarks. Work on the suspension bridge began on 5 January 1933 and finished four years later in April 1937, $1,3-million  under the budget. The total cost of the building was US$35m.

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