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"The original coating system has lasted really well considering how long the bridge has been here," said Rocky Dellarocca, paint supervisor. "It has been touched up through the years, but this is the first time the whole thing will be done." That's right, folks. The Golden Gate Bridge cables are receiving its first complete paint job in 75 years. It'll take up to four years and require close to 10,000 gallons of paint. Why will it take so long? "We haven't been able to put a coat down in 14 days," said bridge painter Ronald Chatham. "It's been too wet and it won't stick." Cue fog horns. [Marin Independent Journal/photo via HighDynamic]