Objection to the building of the Golden Gate Bridge was pressed by the U.S. War Department. It feared Navy ships could be trapped in the San Francisco Bay if the bridge was bombed or collapsed. Eventually, the military caved in, but wanted the bridge to be covered in stripes. The Navy pressed for black and yellow stripes to help passing ships with visibility in foggy conditions. The Army Air Corps wanted red and white stripes to make the bridge more visible from the air. Obviously, the military lost this battle.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California 2013