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Fog City Science

It was a foggy day at the bridge today and our “iconic” fog horns were on all shift. Click here for a wonderful explanation of the speed of sound by Shawn Lani of the Exploratorium and a practical way that you can judge a distance in San Francisco by using the sound of the Golden Gate Bridge fog…

Bridge Facts

Steel Stretches! When an engineer makes that statement, his listeners are skeptical. But it does, according to the Bridge engineers. They will tell you that due to the constantly varying winds and temperature at the Bridge site, the Bridge is always moving. Take the cables for example. Engineers say if they were detached and laid out…

Today’s Special

On January 5, 1933 construction officially started on the Golden Gate Bridge. It would take $35 million and 250,000,000 man-hours over a period of 51 months to build this engineering masterpiece. UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library has some outstanding photos of the Golden Gate Bridge while it was under construction. Click here to see photos of the…