PERSEVERE – They said it couldn’t be built
Type: Suspension Bridge
Total Length: 2737m
Main Span: 1280m
The Golden Gate Bridge is a testament to human determination. It was considered impossible to build because of persistently foggy weather, strong winds and ocean currents. Conceived during the Great Depression, it was estimated that the bridge would cost over $100 million to build.
However, Engineer Joseph Strauss said it could be done, and for under $35 million. Despite being ridiculed and scorned by other engineers, he was right. The bridge that could not be build was completed in just over four years. It is now the icon of San Francisco.