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Golden Gate, (California/USA)

The strait between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean named by John C. Frémont (1813–90) in 1846 after the *Golden Horn. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the strait.

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Bridges: The Science and Art of the World's Most Inspiring Structures

David Blockley

The Brooklyn Bridge, London's Tower Bridge, San Francisco's Golden Gate--bridges can be breathtakingly monumental structures, magnificent works of art, and vital arteries that make life vastly easier. In Bridges, eminent structural engineer David Blockley takes readers on a fascinating guided tour of bridge construction, ranging from the primitive rope bridges (now mainly found in adventure movies), to Roman aqueducts and the timber trestle railway bridges of the American West, to today's modern marvels, such as the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, which has the largest span in the world.

Bridges: The Science and Art of the World's Most Inspiring Structures
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