A Golden Gate Birthday

May 31, 2019

One of the most iconic bridges in the world just celebrated its 82nd birthday. If you haven’t guessed it already, we’re talking about the Golden Gate Bridge! To celebrate, we’re linking back to an oldie-but-goodie article here that lists five interesting facts about the Golden Gate Bridge. We also thought it’d be fun to share some general trivia about bridges from around the world—we’re willing to bet that even your parents don’t know some of these cool facts!

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge in China MNXANL [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
The world’s longest bridge is the Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, which spans over 102 miles!

Smyrna Caravan Bridge in Izmir, Turkey

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s oldest bridge resides in Izmir, Turkey, and it dates back to 850 BC.

The winner of the world’s busiest bridge goes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey. An average of 106 million vehicles cross the bridge every year. We don’t know about you, but we sure wouldn’t want to get caught in traffic on that bridge!
Do you know any bridge trivia? We’d love to hear it! Send your bridge trivia to editor@xyzanews.com.