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Question: San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was once painted white.
Answer: The Golden Gate Bridge has always been painted a color called "International Orange." The color helps the bridge stand out in the foggy conditions of San Francisco Bay.
Question: The world’s largest bronze statue is in Rome.
Answer: The world’s largest bronze statue is the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial in Washington, D.C. Its figures stand 32 feet (10 meters) tall, and overall it stands more than 85 feet (26 meters) high.
Question: There are many bridges over the Amazon River.
Answer: The Amazon River has proved too wide to bridge. Crossings of the great South American river are undertaken by ferries and other boats.
Question: There are many railroad crossings in the Andes.
Answer: The only railroad crossings in the Andes are those connecting Chile with neighboring Argentina and Bolivia.
Question: The Empire State Building is made entirely of steel.
Answer: The Empire State Building has a steel interior, but its exterior is made of brick—more than 10 million bricks, in fact!
Question: No highway is wider than 10 lanes.
Answer: Many highways in the world are wider than 10 lanes. One in Atlanta, Georgia, is now 16 lanes!
Question: Railroads are not very important in Asia.
Answer: Railroads are important modes of transportation in almost every Asian country. Japan, China, India, and Pakistan, among others, have dense and well-developed railway networks.
Question: The oldest bridge in Paris, France, is called the New Bridge.
Answer: Paris has many bridges that were built during different times and in different styles. The oldest bridge is Pont Neuf, or New Bridge.
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