Explore the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It is a suspension bridge that first opened in 1937 and cost $35 million dollars at the time to build over a four year period. It would cost $1.2 billion to build the bridge today.

Facts about the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge was designed by Irving Morrow.

The Story Behind the Most Baffling Photo Taken on the Golden Gate Bridge

Read more on Wikipedia: Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District


Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Explore the Golden Gate Bridge on Google Maps

Learn more about Suspension Bridges

1. Build a Suspension Bridge Model – Example 1, Example 2
2. Write an essay or create a presentation on the design of the Golden Gate Bridge.
3. Research and find the locations of the five largest suspension bridges in the world.
4. 36 Weeks of STEM: Suspension Bridge
5. Draw the San Francisco Bridge. Email your art to info@discoveryk12.com and we’ll post it in the online Multipurpose. Below is a tutorial: