The Golden Gate Bridge, most photographed bridge in the world

The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile-long suspension bridge that links San Francisco with Marin County which can be crossed by car, on bicycles or on foot.

Golden Gate Bridge: photo from en.wikipedia.org

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My Mom and her sister at the Golden Gate Bridge
My Dad and Mom views the Golden Gate Bridge

According to en.wikipedia.org, the bridge carries 6 lanes with a daily traffic of 120,000 and is being maintained by Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Joseph Strauss, Irving Morrow, and Charles Ellis are the bridge designers who designed it with truss arch and truss causeways using steel as its primary material. The bridge’s total length is 8,981 ft about 2.7 km, with a width of 90 ft and 746 ft in height. It has a longest span of 4,200 ft.  Its construction began on January 5, 1933 and ended on April 19, 1937. It opened on May 27, 1937, marking its 75th year anniversary this May 27, 2012

the bridge’s pillar, photo from en.wikipedia.org
Golden Gate bridge by Night, photo from en.wikipedia.org
an added collectible piggy souvenir from San Francisco, given to my husband by Mom
a miniature cable car souvenir given to me by my Dad

It has been declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers and one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It is also been one of the beautiful and most photographed, bridge in the world.

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13 thoughts on “The Golden Gate Bridge, most photographed bridge in the world”

  1. oh I dream to visit this iconic structure one day.
    The piggy souvenir is a cutie but I like the cable car better. such sweet and gentle parents!

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  2. I always see that bridge in films. hehe

    I hope I can visit it in the future. The view is fantastic especially just when the sun has risen.

    nice photos!

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