World Famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California – BoomVisits.com
The Golden Gate Bridge is world famous suspension bridge that links the City of San Francisco and Marin County, California. It took just over four years to construct this modern marvel. The Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937. It stood as the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.
Basic Facts About Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
The total length of Golden Gate Bridge is 8,981 ft. (2,737.4 m), about 1.7 mi. (2.7 km). The longest span of the bridge is 4200 ft. (1200 m). The bridge height is 746 ft. (227.4 m) and has the below clearance of 220 ft. (67.1m).
The Golden Gate Bridge has 6 lanes and also has side lanes for pedestrians and bicycles. With daily traffic of 110,000 vehicles, close to two billion automobiles have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge since opening to traffic on May 28, 1937.
Golden Gate Bridge Visitors Information
As the Frommers travel guide considers, Golden Gate Bridge “possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed bridge in the world”. The Golden Gate Bridge has parking lots on each ends of it from where visitors can take pictures of the whole Golden Gate Bridge and the surroundings.
Visitors can also walk, or bike to cross the bridge. Only southbound automobiles require to pay the bridge toll.
The Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Plaza on the south end of the Bridge is the visitors information center where visitors can purchase artifacts, postcards, books, Golden Gate Bridge printed cloths, emblems, and it is the home of a series of all new visitor experiences.
Golden Gate Bridge also offers a perfect view of the world famous Alcatraz Island and the City of San Francisco. San Francisco has the best summer days during the months of September and October. It is the best time of the year to catch breathtaking pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge with having blue sky and shiny clouds.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Pictures
Beautiful Golden Gate Bridge with clear sky, San Francisco California – BoomVisits.com
World Famous Golden Gate Bridge view from Baker Beach just before sunset, San Francisco California – BoomVisits.com
Golden Gate Bridge from Vista Point looking towards Sausalito and Marin County – BoomVisits.com