Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world. It spans the mouth of San Francisco Bay and connects the cities of San Francisco and Marin County, California. It is the world’s largest suspension bridge, and was the longest suspension bridge in the world until the Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened in 1964.
The bridge was built between 1933 and 1937 by John W. Finley, who designed it to be a landmark that would be visible for miles.
The bridge was originally known as the Golden Gate International Exposition Bridge. It was renamed in honor of the Golden Gate Park, which had been completed the year before. It is the only suspension bridge in the world that has two towers, and the bridge’s towers are the tallest structures on the bridge. The towers are 715 feet tall, and are the highest structures on the bridge.
The bridge has a main span of, and is long. It has a vertical clearance of, and a horizontal clearance of. It has a roadway width of. There are three lanes of traffic on each side of the bridge. The bridge is made of steel, and was constructed using an innovative method of construction called the’suspension system’.
This is a type of suspension bridge that uses cables and steel rods to support the bridge deck, instead of the traditional method of pylons. The suspension system was invented by Charles P. Mulford, who also designed the bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge has become an icon of San Francisco. It is often used in films, such as the classic film “Vertigo”, and has been featured in many other movies and television shows. It has also appeared in many popular music videos.
It is a popular tourist attraction, and is visited by millions of tourists every year. Many people take the bridge out of San Francisco and drive across it, while others take the ferry from the San Francisco Ferry Building, which is located next to the bridge.
The bridge is also used by bicyclists and pedestrians. The bridge is often the subject of art and photography. Many photographers have taken photographs of the bridge from different angles and perspectives. The bridge is also a popular subject for graffiti artists.
The Golden Gate International Exposition Bridge was originally a toll bridge, but it became free after the Exposition closed in 1939. In the 1960’s, the bridge was refurbished. A new road was added to the bridge, and the toll booths were removed.
The toll booths were replaced with a toll plaza, where people pay a small fee to use the bridge. The toll plaza is located on the west side of the bridge, near the San Francisco end. The toll plaza is open 24 hours a day, and there is a toll booth at each end of the bridge.
The tolls are collected electronically, and drivers must purchase a transponder to use the bridge. The cost of the transponder is $1.00 per month, and can be purchased online. The tolls for motorcycles and bicycles are free.
There are many events held on the Golden Gate Bridge. The Bridge Run is an annual marathon that takes place on the bridge. The run is held in April, and attracts thousands of participants. The event is organized by the San Francisco Marathon Association, and is held in conjunction with the San Francisco Marathon.
The Bridge Walk is another popular event held on the bridge. The event is held in November, and is organized by the Golden Gate Bridge Conservancy. Participants walk across the bridge, and then complete a number of challenges, such as a 3 mile swim, or a 1 mile bike ride. The Bridge Walk raises money for charity, and has raised over $2 million for charities.
The Bridge Climb is another popular event held on bridge. The event is held annually in June, and is organized by the San Francisco Bridge Climb Association. Participants climb the towers of the bridge, and raise money for charity. The event is very popular, and has attracted over 3,000 participants.
The Golden Gate bridge has been the subject of many songs and poems. The bridge has been mentioned in many famous songs, including:
“On the Golden Gate” by Frank Sinatra
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel
“I Love My Wife” by Neil Diamond
“My Own Private Idaho” by Prince
“The Bridge” by U2
“Golden Gate” by Rufus Wainwright
“California” by The Eagles
“Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Pink Floyd
“The Golden Gate” by Jimmy Buffett
“San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” by Linda Ronstadt
“Golden Gate” by The Beach Boys
“California Dreamin'” by The Mamas & The Papas
“I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” by Elvis Presley
“Bridge Over Troubled water” by Simon and Garfunkels
“The Golden Gate” from the musical “Cats”
“The Golden Gate” in the movie “Cats”
“Golden Gate” by Tom Waits
“The Golden Gate” written by Tom Waits
“Golden Gate” by Paul McCartney
“The Golden Gate” sung by Paul McCartney
“Golden Gate” by the band Coldplay
“Golden Gate” by Billy Joel
“The Golden Gate” performed by the band The Eagles
“The Golden Gate” recorded by the band The Eagles
The Golden Gate Bridge is a popular landmark in San Francisco. It is a popular tourist attraction, especially during the summer months, and is visited by millions every year.