Sunday, March 7, 2010

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge view from the Presidio in San Francisco to the northwest, towards the Marin County headlands, photograph taken on 19 April 2002 by Peter Craig.

The Golden Gate Bridge, an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California, is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. It connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County and was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937, but now surpassed by other bridges. The bridge still has the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City.

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