- The bridge was nicknamed the coat hanger because of its arch design.
- The bridge cost $20 million to build which took 60 years to pay off.
- It's the 6th longest arch bridge in the world as well as the tallest steel arch bridge.
- It was the worlds widest-span bridge until 2012 when the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was built.
- During the building of the bridge, 16 workers were killed in accidents.