July 04, 2017
Some visitors wonder why the bridge isn't gold, like made from actual gold (or at least gold painted). Others, like me, have long mistaken it for red. The color is actually called 'international orange' - a variation on the color used now for many astronaut jumpsuits. It was a beautiful accident. The steel parts arrived in an orangey red primer, which was quickly recognized to meld best with the scenery.