Celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend, the Golden Gate Bridge is the iconic symbol of San Francisco and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful structures in the world. Linking the city of San Francisco with Marin County to the north, the bridge spans 4600 feet (nearly nine-tenths of a mile) over the Golden Gate Strait, the opening from the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay. When it opened in 1937, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge. Currently it’s the ninth longest, and the second longest in the U.S. (behind the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York.)
This photo was taken from the Marin Headlands on the north side of the world famous bridge. Every time I visit the “City by the Bay,” I can’t resist a drive across this beautiful engineering marvel.
Check out this link for information about the 75th anniversary festivities!
Here are some fun facts from the official Golden Gate Bridge website:
Here are some additional photos I took on my most recent trip to San Francisco:
Have you driven across the Golden Gate Bridge before? Have you walked or biked across? Feel free to share your impressions below!
Michael Figueiredo is a freelance travel writer based in Los Angeles, California. When he’s not gallivanting around the world, he’s enjoying the laid-back lifestyle and perfect weather of Southern California. So far he’s visited forty countries and territories on five continents. His goal is to see at least one new country every year! . Read more from this author