The Golden Gate Bridge, constructed during the Great Depression era, is located at the entrance of San Francisco Bay in California, representing American naivety and determination. Today, this famous international icon and real engineering wonder carries approximately 40 million vehicles a year and serves as not only a vital transport route for the millions of people worldwide, but also an important travel destination.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait that links San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge links the U.S. city of San Francisco , California — the San Francisco Peninsula's northern tip — to Marin County, bringing all of the U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of San Francisco , California and the United States' world-renowned landmarks. In 1917, engineer Joseph Strauss initially designed it. The American Society of Civil Engineers has named it one of the wonders of the modern world.
The Frommer's travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as "the most impressive, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world." It was also the longest and highest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its opening in 1937, with a main span of 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m).
The Golden Gate Bridge, with 746 ft / 227 metres, towers overlooking San Francisco Bay 's mouth, and all the paintings were bright red and orange, is very impressive. The bridge itself (or the Welcome Center of the Golden Gate Bridge) can be easy (and free) with an amazing view over the past of the bridge. It's so comfortable.
First of all, you'll learn why the bridge called the "Golden Gate" really is orange. The mouth of the San Francisco Bay — the narrow stretch of the bridge — is widely known to early explorer John C. Fremont as the Chrysopylae (Greek "Golden Gate"). The bridge is also meaningfully named for the expanse of water that passes through it. (Captain Fremont felt that the Strait looked like a strait in Istanbul, called Chrysoceras or "Golden Horn"). And yet, what about the crimson hue? Think of it as a surprise that is unexpected. When the steel bridge was first built, there was only a red primer.
This amazing landmark is located in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and is only a short distance away from:
- Alcatraz Island
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Golden Gate Park
- Union Square
- PIER 39
- Lombard Street
- Chinatown Historic
- Coit Tower
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!