Golden Gate Bridge anniversary: Take a knowledge challenge

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In a photo taken Jan. 24, the Golden Gate Bridge with the San Francisco skyline in the background is seen at dusk in a view from the Marin Headlands near Sausalito, Calif.

The bridge that some experts once thought could never be built – San Francisco’s Golden Gate – officially celebrates over 75 years since its opening May 27, 1937. Despite strong ocean currents, stiff winds, and earthquakes, it stands as a beautiful and functional monument to American ingenuity.  Take this 30-question quiz to see how much you know of the bridge’s story.

1. During the Golden Gate’s 50th anniversary celebration in 1987, 50,000 people were expected. How many people actually showed up?




1.3 million

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