Reel Power is proud to be a part of the current wire rope repair project on the Golden Gate Bridge. Upon its completion in 1937, it was the tallest and longest suspension bridge in the world. Did you know that the bridge’s orange color was originally intended just as a primer? The U.S. Navy had lobbied that the bridge be painted in blue and yellow stripes to increase its visibility. But when the steel arrived in San Francisco painted in a burnt red hue as primer, the consulting architect decided the color was both highly visible—and more pleasing to the eye. The bridge’s color is officially called international orange.