[AARA] 75th Anniversary Golden Gate Bridge Special Event

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Fri May 25 22:15:13 EDT 2012



*N6G*

*SPECIAL EVENT*

*FOR THE *

*75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE*

**EVENT DETAILS:**

**MAY 26 AND 27, 2012 - FREQS: 21.265, 14.265 ****AND 7.265 +/- QRM**

**(ALSO ****POSSIBLY 10 AND 80 METERS ADDED)**

**QSL INFORMATION:**

**DIRECT ONLY, YOUR QSL CARD AND SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ****ENVELOPE.**

**NON-USA PLEASE ENCLOSE CURRENT IRC OR ****1 US DOLLAR FOR RETURN POSTAGE**

**QSL DIRECT TO:**

********AE6YB********

**SORRY, NO EQSL, LOTW OR BUREAU
**


*Opening day, May 27, 1937*

*The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most internationally recognized 
symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States. 
Construction began on January 5, 1933 and the project cost more than $35 
million. When completed in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest 
suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,280.2 m). The 
total length of the Golden Gate Bridge, including approaches from 
abutment to abutment, is 8,981 feet (2,737 m). At 692 feet (211m) (above 
water), the Golden Gate Bridge also had the world's tallest suspension 
towers when built.
The weight of the roadway is hung from two cables that pass through the 
two main towers and are fixed in concrete at each end. Each cable is 
made of 27,572 strands of wire. There are 80,000 miles (129,000 km) of 
wire in the main cables. The bridge has approximately 1,200,000 total 
rivets. The color of the bridge is officially an orange vermillion 
called international orange.
*



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