Building the Golden Gate Bridge
Engineering North America's Landmarks
Reading Level: 3
Interest Level: 2-5
There were people who said that a bridge across the Golden Gate Straight could not be done. The bridge would need to be more than one mile (1.6 kilometers) long and be built over rushing waters. Readers will learn about how the difficulties presented by the geography of the Bay Area were overcome and the then longest suspension bridge in the United States was finished in just four years.