San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge

How much Switzerland is there in San Francisco? – structural engineer O. H. Ammann and the Golden Gate Bridge

It is a well known story that Swiss-born Johann August Sutter founded a colony by the name of New Helvetia in California in the mid-19th century. It is less well known that another Swiss citizen was essential to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco’s famous landmark that celebrated its 75th birthday in 2012.

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