Why is the Golden Gate Bridge orange?

Since it opened in 1937, this architectural wonder spanning San Francisco Bay in California, U.S.A., has always been “International Orange,” a color chosen because it’s easy to spot by passing ships and blends nicely with the land on both sides of the bridge. The name “Golden Gate” was never meant to describe the famous suspension bridge’s color. It’s the name of the strait that marks the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. To make the span even easier to spot by passing ships, the U.S. Navy wanted the Golden Gate Bridge painted like a bumblebee, with black and yellow stripes.


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