The Golden Gate Bridge’s Accidental Color

The Golden Gate Bridge’s Accidental Color

via The Golden Gate Bridge’s Accidental Color : NPR

 

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… You can’t just walk into a paint store and buy the Golden Gate Bridge color. You may find something called “international orange,” but it’s not this international orange. This is a special mixture formulated just for the Golden Gate.

“Over the years, I’ve had so many people call me,” Dellarocca says. “They want to get this color because they want to paint their bikes, the trim on their house, their fence, their dog house. They love the bridge.”

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A bit of “international orange” paint on Susan Stamberg’s fingertip.

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Dellarocca spent a good deal of time mailing chip samples to anyone who asked. Now you can find the exact paint mixture on the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s website.