The Golden Gate Bridge

Overview

One of the longest bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is an important place in U.S. history. The Golden Gate Bridge helps readers learn about the teams of builders who worked over safety nets, the celebration that took place when the bridge opened, and the people who cross the bridge every day.
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Overview

One of the longest bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is an important place in U.S. history. The Golden Gate Bridge helps readers learn about the teams of builders who worked over safety nets, the celebration that took place when the bridge opened, and the people who cross the bridge every day.
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Editorial Reviews

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When the Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937, it was the longest bridge in the world. It was actually built to give people jobs during the Great Depression. These are some of the interesting tidbits of information included in this small volume about the Golden Gate Bridge. There are photos before, after and during construction. Young readers learn that just like many construction projects today, this one had its detractors too—people who felt it could not be done, no bridge would withstand an earthquake, the view would be ruined. Of course, now the view of and from the bridge is San Francisco to many people. Each page spread includes large text, photos and ample white space to make for easy reading or browsing. "The Places in American History" series includes titles on the Golden Gate Bridge, the Liberty Bell, Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, and the White House. Each title includes a glossary, simple index, and other resources including books and websites. 2004, Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, Ages 4 to 7.
—Karen Leggett
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836841404
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Series: Weekly Reader Early Learning Library
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Reaching across the Gate 4
Building the Bridge 10
The Bridge Opens 14
Longest Bridges in the World 15
Visiting the Bridge 19
Glossary 22
For More Information 23
Index 24
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