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The Golden Gate Bridge just turned 80 years old — take a look at its historic build

The Golden Gate Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of its opening on Saturday, May 27. "A necklace of surpassing beauty was placed about the lovely throat of San Francisco yesterday," wrote a San Francisco Chronicle reporter a day...Show More Summary

How Would Engineers Build the Golden Gate Bridge Today?

It's been 80 years since this beloved landmark opened to San Francisco traffic. In the interim, technology has advanced – is there a better way to span this strait?

On This Day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge Opened

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More than 200,000 people walked across it on the first day.

How would engineers build the Golden Gate Bridge today?

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Ever since the Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937, it’s been an iconic symbol on the American landscape. By 1870, people had realized the necessity of building a bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait to connect the city of San Francisco with Marin County. However, it was another...

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 80: Rare images from the archives

The Golden Gate Bridge celebrates 80 of traffic on May 27, 2017. Today it's a world icon, but it was hit with hundreds of lawsuits and plenty of detractors before construction got underway. Rarely seen photos show the beginning of the bridge that became synonymous with San Francisco.

16 memorable photos to celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge turning 80

The Golden Gate Bridge opened for business 80 years ago this week. We look back at the iconic bridge in photos.

For its 80th birthday, the Golden Gate Bridge’s greatest movie moments

A golden vision on the silver screen For the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend, Curbed SF looked at the never-ending grandeur of the sparkling span in the eyes of photographers and at the most colorful highlights of its eight-decade history. But that’s only part of the story. Show More Summary

Why traveling within the US could be cheaper than ever this summer

The Grand Canyon, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge — these emblems of American travel have probably been on your bucket list since you first saw pictures of them on a classroom projector. But when are you actually going to get out and see the United States of America? Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Golden Gate Bridge – a “Mystical Structure” Turns 80 Tomorrow

The Golden Gate Bridge will turn 80 tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, and TollRoadsNews congratulates her and her dedicated keepers. Legendary San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen once wrote of the bridge, “The mystical structure, with its perfect amalgam of delicacy and power, exerts an uncanny effect. Show More Summary

For its 80th birthday, 80 facts about the Golden Gate Bridge

So nice when the one you love can still surprise you Most, though certainly not all, San Franciscans know that the official Golden Gate Bridge color is International Orange. Or that it opened for business in 1937. Or that it measures around 1.7 miles long. Show More Summary

The Golden Gate Is The Only Bridge In California That Hasn't Been Seismically Retrofitted

Unsettling news for Marin commuters: The Golden Gate Bridge is the only bridge in the state that has not completed mandated seismic retrofit work, nearly 30 years after the Loma Prieta earthquake woke up many state officials to the need for that retrofitting. [ more › ]

Remembering Roger Moore's best Bond moments - CNET

Commentary: RIP Roger Moore. You delivered some amazing 007 moments, from a thrilling fight scene atop the Golden Gate Bridge to a breakneck flight in a tiny gas-guzzling jet.

Golden Gate Bridge is No. 1 landmark among TripAdvisor travelers. And Alcatraz is No. 3

Two years ago, TripAdvisor travelers picked the former prison Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay as the top landmark to see in America. Last year, the Lincoln Memorial was No. 1. This year, the Golden Gate Bridge claims the top spot in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards for U.S. landmarks....

A Look at Golden Gate Bridge District’s Vintage Packard

Petaluma Argus-Courier reports on a vintage Packard that’s played an important role in the history of the Golden Gate Bridge — so important, that the bridge district owns and maintains the car. The post A Look at Golden Gate Bridge District’s Vintage Packard appeared first on Toll Roads News.

For its 80th birthday, here are 80 photos of the Golden Gate Bridge

Admirers can’t quit the world’s most photogenic span If would be hard to think of San Francisco as being San Francisco without the Golden Gate Bridge. In his book Cool Gray City of Love, local writer Gary Kamiya calls the bridge cables...Show More Summary

Mayor Angelo Rossi on the Golden Gate Bridge 80 Years Ago vs. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Bay Bridge 10 Years Ago

TweetVia Woody LaBounty and OpenSFHistory comes this image. I dig Sir Topham Hatt in the background there: Cf. Arnie with his oxy-fuel welder on the West Approach of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge about 70 years later: Arnold wins this one – he was more sparkly.

Building the Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Deterrent Net

Is it a myopic misappropriation of money? The post Building the Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Deterrent Net appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Light appears at end of Marin tunnel renovation

The Baker-Barry Tunnel, which provides the easiest route for cars and cyclists coming off the Golden Gate Bridge, should reopen in early June, according to Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles. Meantime,...Show More Summary

Video: Two Men Who Survived Jumping Off The Golden Gate Bridge Reunite To Speak Out Against Suicide

Two men who are among the two percent of people who have survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge came together this week to talk about their experiences with ABC 7. [ more › ]

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