Golden Gate Bridge
The overall dimensions of the bridge are quite impressive. Its main span measures 4,200 feet and its total height is 746 feet. The beauty and size of this structure is one of the reasons why it is considered to be the “most photographed bridge in the world” according to the Frommer's travel guide. The bridge is painted an amazing International Orange color and its towers stand out from a distance.
The bridge not only provides aesthetic pleasure and an essential passage, but also an amazing experience for explorers. It offers beautiful views of the bay and the surrounding areas, including San Francisco, Marin Country and the Pacific Ocean, and one can take a stroll over the bridge, admiring its beauty and feeling the coastal wind. Whether you visit as part of a tour or spend more time exploring the area on your own, the Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see when visiting the city.
Golden Gate Bridge, suspension bridge on the San Francisco Bay
Location: Marin County, San Francisco
Inception: May 28, 1937
Architect: Joseph Strauss
Official opening: May 27, 1937
Height: 746 ft
Length: 8,981 ft
Longest Span: 1,280 m
Width: 90 ft