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Welcome back there's a big celebration going on right now in San Francisco and -- good reason because this city is going all out to mark the 75 birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge Claudia -- is their lives for us hi Claudia.
A parade fireworks.
Special exhibits Jamie even an app all part of the bridges 75 anniversary and given how famous it is.
Hard to believe this bridge almost didn't get bill.
As the cable is -- into new Golden Gate Bridge is officially -- On May 28 to 1937.
The golden -- straight was stand by an art Deco landmark that overcame years of lawsuits and controversy.
Wilbur -- Scott remembers participating in the opening day festivities a sixteen year old clarinet player in the high school marching band.
My most important.
Was following them based around -- was ahead of me.
Riding the ferry with his father he watched the construction that 75 years later is still in off.
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How -- you that -- who think how Smart those people were an engineer that thing.
First proposed in 1921 by engineer Joseph Strauss.
The bridge what's fiercely opposed by -- ferry companies as well as critics who claimed it would be a money loser and an aesthetic blight.
But in just four years a depression -- crew created an engineering marvel.
A 4200 foot long suspension -- supported by cables held aloft by 2746.
Foot high towers.
And painted to blend in with the natural scenery.
A mix of art and efficiency and always moving people.
You can walk on it you can touch it you can feel it move you can watch the painter's paintings.
You know it's just a -- to be experienced.
And the color of this bridge that was another controversy the Air Force One -- painted red and white the navy black and yellow for their navigational purposes but.
Jamie international orange won the day and thank goodness for that because now we have a beautiful bridge that enhances the natural landscape here rather than detracts from it.
Back to you beautiful spot where ER thanks so much --
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