1. The Golden Gate broke records - When it was built, the Golden Gate Bridge spanned 4,200 feet and staked its claim as the longest suspension bridge in the world. It held this record until 1964. That’s over 25 years!
2. The famous orange that almost wasn’t - The orange color was a primer. It was supposed to be painted black and yellow for visibility, but the orange color stayed because it fits better with the bridge’s surroundings while still offering excellent visibility.
3. Over a billion people have used the bridge - And the billionth user crossed it in 1985!
4. It’s the 9th “Most Instagrammed” Attraction in the US
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