Golden Gate Bridge Flickr Salim Virji

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California, United States of America

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One of the most famous bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge links San Francisco with Marin County, California. The bridge is 2,737 metres long, its giant towers reach up 227 metres and 129,000 kilometres of wire is used to make the two main cables.

The bridge was constructed using 297,475 cubic metres of concrete and 75,293,000 kilograms of steel that was produced in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The paint colour used on the bridge is called International Orange. The bridge, that carries traffic over the Golden Gate Strait, was built between 1933 and 1937.

Highway 101 and State Route 1 lead to the Golden Gate Bridge, there is a toll for vehicles while pedestrians can cross for free during designated hours. Visitors can also spend time in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, viewing the bridge and going along the various hiking and walking trails. Stop by the Roundhouse, the Golden Gate Bridge Gift Center, for souvenirs and to learn about the history of the bridge.

The iconic location of the Golden Gate Bridge has been used in many television shows and movies, including Roger Moore’s A View To A Kill and Superman starring Christopher Reeve.

 

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