Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge, built between the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and Sausalito on the Marin County headlands. The construction of the bridge began in 1933 under the aegis of the Works Projects Administration (WPA), a program instigated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to create public works through federal funds and alleviate the effects of the Great Depression. It was completed in April 1937 and opened to pedestrians on May 27 of that year. Vehicular travel started the following day.

The bridge spans the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. It is 1.2 miles long, and towers 750 feet above the sound.

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Golden Gate Bridge, looking north toward the Marin headland.

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record, Public Domain. See http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/hhhtml/hhres.html


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