7 Facts You May Not Know About The Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden State Bridge is one of the world's most famous structures. Here are a few things you might not have known about the oft-photographed bridge.


1
The Golden Gate Bridge has approximately 1,200,000 rivets.

2
The Golden Gate Bridge is the top suicide location in the world.

3
Only eleven workers died during construction of the Golden State Bridge, a new safe record at the time.

4
Local citizens put their own properties up as collateral to finance construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

5
The Golden Gate Bridge's paint color is orange vermilion, also called international orange.

6
The Golden Gate Bridge has been closed due to weather conditions only three times: Dec 1, 1951; Dec 23, 1982; Dec 3, 1983.

7
The one billionth driver crossed the Golden State Bridge on Feb 22, 1985.