Friday, April 8, 2016

Golden Gate Bridge

(My theme is places I have visited or lived)

There is nothing like the Golden Gate Bridge. The first time I crossed this bridge was in 1967. It was beautiful and breath-taking then and it remains so each time I have crossed it.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), three-mile-long (4.8 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San FranciscoCalifornia – the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait.

 The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Frommers travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world."It opened in 1937 and was, until 1964, the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,300 m).


nashvillecats2 said...

Ah! Been on tha tbridge also got my photo taken after coming off of it.
Wonderful experience.
Thanks for the meories.

Nilanjana Bose said...

It's instantly recognisable all over the world for sure. Great choice of G-words. Really liked the image!

Best wishes,
Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

KC Bob said...

Have never seen it up close Gregg. Hope to one day.