Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, Designer, Photo, Architecture, Date, USA

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Famous Californian Structure, Major Sea Crossing in the United States of America

3 Mar 2009

Golden Gate Bridge

Date built: 1937

Design: Irving F. Morrow / Gertrude C. Morrow

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Photographs © Andrew McRae

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One of the most famous bridges in the world, a simple but powerful structure

This suspension bridge spans the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California – the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait.

The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Frommer’s travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.”[8][9] At the time of its opening in 1937, it was both the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m). Today, the Golden Gate Bridge is neither the longest nor the tallest in the world, but remains the tallest bridge in the United States.


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