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Why did they call it the golden gate bridge?

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It spans the Golden Gate, the strait connecting San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. on July 1, 1846, US Army Capt John C. Fremont saw the strait, saying “it is a golden gate to trade with the Orient.” On June 5, 1848, he wrote, “to this Gate I gave the name of “Chrysopylae” or “Golden Gate”

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