The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic San Francisco landmark. But there's many things you probably don't know about it.

The bridge was originally going to be yellow and black, not red! The goal was to make it visible to ships.

Thankfully, the bridge's chief architect convinced the city to make the bridge its iconic International Orange color

The bridge has its own microclimate. With dense fog, one side of the bridge can be 10+ degrees cooler than the other.

The Golden Gate bridge is home to wildlife including falcons who nest on it and nearby structures.

Swipe up to read more surprising facts--and more history--of this amazing bridge.