Golden Gate Bridge

(52,141) Suspension bridge in San Francisco, California
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Address: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 921-5858
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What is special about Golden Gate Bridge?
A marvel of modern engineering, the Golden Gate Bridge is 1.7 miles long and 90 feet wide. Its 4,200-foot main span between the two towers was the longest for a suspension bridge until 1981, while its 746-foot towers made it the tallest bridge of any type until 1993.
When did the Golden Gate Bridge collapse?
On May 24, 1987, 300,000 people were stuck in human gridlock for hours while getting a rare chance to cross the 1.7-mile bridge en masse on foot to celebrate the bridge's golden anniversary. Officials quickly closed the bridge, so a half-million other people waiting to cross never got the chance.
How many people died building the Golden Gate Bridge?
Eleven men died during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Until February 17, 1937, only man had died, setting a new all-time record for construction projects. However, sadly on February 17, ten men lost their lives when a section of scaffold carrying twelve men fell through the safety net.
Why is it called Golden Gate Bridge?
The name Golden Gate was given in 1846 by Captain John C. Frémont in analogy to the Golden Horn of the Bosporus (Turkey) when he visualized rich cargoes from the Orient flowing through the strait. ... Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.
Each year the Golden Gate Bridge attracts more than 10 million visitors to take in its tremendous 746-foot tall towers, sweeping main cables, ... Bus · Ferry · Bridge · District
Parking is extremely limited at the Golden Gate Bridge—take public transit or a rideshare instead! If you must drive to the Bridge, don't leave valuables in ...
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean ... Suicides · Golden Gate Bridge, Highway · Golden Gate Bridge in popular Construction end: April 19, 1937 Height: 746 ft (227.4 m) Construction start: January 5, 1933 Total length: 8,980 ft (2,737.1 m), about 1.7 mi (2.7 km)
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Once called "the bridge that couldn't be built," today it is one the seven wonders of the modern world. This magnificent span, perhaps San Francisco's most ...
Feb 17, 2015 · The Golden Gate Bridge, opened in 1937, is an iconic suspension bridge connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California.
Golden Gate Bridge ... The Golden Gate Bridge links the City of San Francisco with the County of Marin along U.S. Route 101. Drivers pay tolls in the southbound ...
Today, the Golden Gate Bridge is recognized as one of the seven modern wonders of the world. The bridge attracts more than 10 million fans a year and is a huge ... Architectural styles: Art Deco