An engineering masterpiece, this bridge, built in 1937, towers with sturdy grace over the Golden Gate. Stretching over 4200 f... More
Golden Gate Bridge
An engineering masterpiece, this bridge, built in 1937, towers with sturdy grace over the Golden Gate. Stretching over 4200 feet (1280 meters), it is every bit as awesome an accomplishment in suspension-bridge engineering today as it was over half a century ago. Pedestrians and bike riders can access the east entrance for a jaunt on one of the world's most famous corridors. For photos, or to view the bridge in its entirety, try the spectacular lookout points located at the southeast and northeast ends. Don't miss the historic Roundhouse, a gift shop and visitors center, which boasts a fine selection of souvenirs, and an informative exhibit about the bridge's construction and history.
It a piece of history. I was suprised when I was a little kid, how much smaller it was than all of the other bridges in CA Bay area, plus its not gold! (We live in the Golden State, thats why they named it.) Every tourist must see it!
A marvel of engineering, after almost 80 years the Golden Gate Bridge continues to both serve our functional needs and to wow us with its beauty. From atop Hawk Hill, named because it's a great place to view migrating hawks, it is heavenly. The view will take your breath away. And, it's free! From Hawk Hill drive down to the beach. Another breathtaking journey; and, enjoy a walk along the surf. A mammal center is not far off; and, a youth hostel, a YMCA camp, and an old army barracks turned artist colony offers group and individual lodging (roughing it a little)but cheap. Golden Gate National Recreation Area on a clear day is a little slice of heaven.