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Children's LiteratureWhen 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.