Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in the United States, and has been called one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The 2.7 kilometre long suspension bridge spans the Golden Gate strait between the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean, linking the city to Marin County in the north. Bike tours of the Golden Gate Bridge are popular with travelers for their magnificent views over the bay. Get a perfect introduction to the bay area's many attractions, such as Fisherman?s Wharf, Fort Mason, Palace of Fine Arts, Crissy Field, and Fort Point on the way to Sausalito. Alternately, you can admire the Golden Gate Bridge from a distance on a catamaran cruise or luxury seaplane tour.

The masterwork of architect Joseph B. Strauss whose statue graces the southern observation deck, the bridge took 4 years to build, and was completed on 27-May 1937. It managed to survive a major earthquake in 1989. Not actually golden in color - a common misconception - the bridge is painted a deep red-orange color known as 'International Orange,' also known as 'Orange Vermillion.' The color was specifically chosen to make the bridge more easily visible through the thick fog that frequently shrouds the bridge. Erroneous legend has it that the bridge is continuously painted, with crews starting at one end and, on getting to the other end, turning around and starting over again. In fact, the bridge is only painted once every few years, but touch up work is done continuously by a team of 40 painters.

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About Golden Gate Bridge

 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, United States

 Nearest Transit: Civic Center/UN Plaza

 +1 415-921-5858

 http://www.goldengatebridge.org

Golden Gate Bridge and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Fort Point National Historic Site

Fort Point National Historic Site(1.1 km)
From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U.

Walt Disney Family Museum

Walt Disney Family Museum(2.7 km)
Opened in 2009, this museum focuses on the life of Walt Disney and his accomplishments.

Battery East

Battery East(1.5 km)
This fortification was built in the 1870s, to withstand newer and heavier ordinance.

San Francisco National Cemetery

San Francisco National Cemetery(2.5 km)
Many military personal have been buried here over the years, including a General from the American Civil War and 35 Medal of Honor recipients.

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary(1.9 km)
The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center provides information on the sanctuary and features hands-on educational exhibits on local marine life.

Post Interfaith Chapel

Post Interfaith Chapel(2.7 km)
Built in the early 1930s, this cruciform-shaped sanctuary is a fine example of Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture, with features that embellished early mission churches.

Presidio of San Francisco

Presidio of San Francisco(2.6 km)
Used as a military fort for 219 years from 1776 to 1994 by New Spain, Mexico and the United States consecutively, the Presidio of San Francisco is a historical complex that is now open to visitors as part of the part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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