San Francisco’s most famous landmark is today one the seven wonders of the modern world.
- Golden Gate Bridge is crossing the strait of the Golden Gate from San Francisco’s Presidio to the Marin headlands.
- It is connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
- It is world-renowned by its International Orange color.
- The bridge opened in 1937.
- The Golden Gate Bridge is 2,7 kilometres long
- The single-suspension span is anchored by twin towers that reach skyward 227,4 meters, and was once taller than any building in San Francisco.
- The name came from the fact that the Golden Gate Strait (named by John Fremont) is the entrance into San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.
- International Orange was selected as the color of the bridge because it provided visibility in the fog for passing ships and also because it was a color that fit in naturally with the bridge’s setting and the surrounding land area.
- The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964. It is now the ninth-longest.
- The famed bridge gets 10 million visitors a year.
- To have the best views of the bridge, visit it midday or early in the afternoon.
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