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How many years did it take to build San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge?

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a) 4 years

b) 8 years

c) 12 years

d) 20 years


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Answer: a) 4 years

Everyone seems to think the bridge took much longer to build, but the Golden Gate Bridge took just over four years to build. Construction began in January 0f 1933 and was open to automobile traffic in May of 1937. Find out why the bridge is called the Golden Gate when it doesn’t look golden, and other bits of trivia about the bridge at

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