The Golden Gate Bridge

May 26, 1937San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens after five years of construction, for Pedestrian Day – 200,000 walkers marvel at the 42,000-foot-long suspension bridge. It opens for vehicles the following day

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2 Responses to The Golden Gate Bridge

  1. rafflaw says:

    Great picture. Several years ago my wife and I rode bikes over the bridge to Saucelito. I am not good with heights so it was a scary ride for me, but the views from the bridge are amazing.

    • wordcloud9 says:

      I thought they were very smart to let people walk the bridge before opening it to traffic – can you imagine how many accidents they would have had on Opening Day if people were gawking at the bridge while driving on it for the first time? I imagine there were still fender-benders the next day, but it wouldn’t have been as big a story.

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