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20 Awesome Facts About the Golden Gate Bridge

22 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

On this date in 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened to the public. Here are a few things you might not have known about the oft-photographed structure.

Golden Gate Bridge builders ate special meals to prevent dizziness

1935 A man standing on the first cables during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the Presidio and San Francisco in the background. Image: Underwood Archives/Getty Images A perpetual monument that will make this city's name ring around the world and renew the magical fame which the Golden Gate enjoyed in the days of '49. Show More Summary

Video: San Francisco's big, green secret

The Presidio -- a 1,491-acre chunk of public land at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge -- is one of San Francisco’s greatest assets, yet it remains underappreciated by travelers. Too bad, because as this video shows, it keeps getting better.

Monday Morning Roundup: The Golden Gate Bridge Could Have Been Striped

Puppy runs loose on freeway, new bathrooms by the beach, Panda gets his ring. [ more › ]

The Pain of Electronic Tolls is Felt by More and More FlyerTalk Members

2 weeks agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“In what may seem like a conspiracy by a local authority and a rental car company, FlyerTalk member milohoss was charged $25.80 by Hertz for driving a rental car across the Golden Gate Bridge — which normally charges a six dollar toll.” This...Show More Summary

The Golden Gate Bridge Almost Ended Up With a Bumble Bee Paint Job

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Golden Gate Bridge’s iconic “International Orange” paint job was a bit of a happy accident. If the United States Navy got its way, the landmark stretch of infrastructure would look like a bumble bee. That would’ve been just sad. Read more...

Clinton, silent on Keystone, attends fundraisers hosted by environmentalists

Hillary Clinton began a three-day fundraising swing through California Wednesday with an event hosted by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer at his San Francisco home overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Click to Continue »

Reimagining The Golden Gate Bridge: A Brief Visual History

Dreamers have messed with our picture of the bridge many times, either for the purposes of planning or merely for the sake of imagination. [ more › ]

Crossing Guard: 1937

San Francisco, 1937. "Don Lee Oldsmobile on Golden Gate Bridge with police officer." Whose cruiser we can see reflected in the bumper. 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

Watch Metallica Perform the National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game

Metallica are a Bay Area institution much like the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower, so for the third consecutive year, the San Francisco Giants honored the band with a "Metallica Day" at their AT&T Park. The heavy metal crew's annual celebration at the ballpark, held this season on May 2nd,...

Drones Buzz Golden Gate Bridge, Prompting Security Fears

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The quake-prone Bay Area is already a pretty precarious area for bridges, but now suspicious drone activity is also a concern for San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate. Read more...

Stop Flying Your Drones Around The Golden Gate Bridge!

Multiple times a month, remote controlled drones have been seen buzzing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, but there are a couple of major problems with this. [ more › ]

Why BASE Jumper Jeb Corliss Thinks Breaking His Back Saved His Life

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Jeb Corliss has been defying gravity for the past two decades. In a winged suit, the 39-year-old professional BASE jumper has leapt off of the Christ the Redeemer statue, the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge. He was the firstShow More Summary

Man Rides 15-Foot Bike Through San Francisco

last monthHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Dreams are never stupid, but as Richie Trimble proved on the streets of San Francisco, sometimes they are Stoopid Tall. Watch him ride his 15-foot bike across the Golden Gate Bridge. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer

View of the Golden Gate from Twin Peaks, San Francisco

  Confession time: Before I moved to San Francisco, I thought that “Golden Gate” was simply the name given to a bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County. Then I saw a map of San Francisco from around 1900 and noticed that the...Show More Summary

The Age of Adaline

Not many movies go from "eh" to "wow." "The Age of Adaline" is one of them. "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively plays the title character, a woman who meets and loses her husband during the construction of the Golden Gate bridge, then miraculously...Show More Summary

California to Name Tunnel After Robin Williams

Unless fans of failed 1853 Whig Party gubernatorial candidate William Waldo make a last stand, California will be soon be getting a Robin Williams Tunnel. A bill to rename the tunnel, which connects the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County and was once part of the comedian's daily commute, sailed...

The Fascinating, Never-Ending Job Of Painting The Golden Gate Bridge

last monthHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit The Golden Gate Bridge is under attack. Corrosive salt air, roadway contaminants, age, UV rays - all these things are trying to turn the majestic span into a pitted skeleton.Luckily the bridge has a powerful ally: an elite squad of painters, numbering just a few dozen. Show More Summary

CA: Marin Officials Approve New Bus Service Agreement with Golden Gate Transit

April 14--Marin transportation officials approved a new seven-year contract on Monday for bus service with the bridge district's Golden Gate Transit. Officials said it provides flexibility in services needed as well as a 6 percent cost...Show More Summary

Hipmunk City Love: Incredible San Francisco Memories – An Opinion Piece

San Francisco is definitely a place where you can make incredible memories, and the opportunities to create them are numerous. Think about seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in person. It is nothing like the postcard versions, and riding a cable car is nothing like watching an old Rice-A-Roni commercial. Show More Summary

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