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.
I love to walk across the golden gate bridge. It is then you really get a since of the awesomeness of this monument. It is very windy at all tomes of the year, so wear a windbreaker at least. Park on the marin side and walk accross ( at least until you are over the water), but better yet walk the whole span!
It's great to be able to take our morning run acoss the bridge.We like to cross and have coffee in Sausalito,then run back. We're taking our kids to San Fran this time and that's the first place they wanted to see.
bring your camera, binoculars, and fleece or coat - it can be really windy. Best time to visit is spring or fall, as often in summer there's so much fog you can't see the top of the bridge - but that can look pretty cool too.
I went to SF. just to walk the city for 24 hrs. In 1992-93 I was told I would be lucky if I was NOT in a wheel chair in 5 yrs. It is now 2005. Summer of 2004, June 7th, I walked that brigde, with MY feet... it was a breath of many fresh air(s)...I was born in Oakland, and now live in the midwest with suspected MS... I walked the bridge, under the overpass, up to Vista Point, NO short cuts at all,, back down after a nice view and rest and photo shooting and a touch of the tree, I call it mine... then walked back down, NO short cuts... walked back across,,,never in my 39 yrs of life have I ever been able to accomplish something JUST for me, something I've waited 26 yrs to do. There was nothing I disliked about the walk...or the scenery that day...... Thank You for giving me that chance to walk MY bridge, as my Foster Grandfather was on the bridge the first day it was opened to peds.
Thank you again.