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  Golden Gate Bridge Pictures and Virtual Tours Along and Around
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Golden Gate, a strait between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
During the construction of the bridge, the fort was carefully preserved.
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District - the Official Website of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.
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  Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is unable to identify individuals who contributed to the building of the bridge.
The fabricated steel used in the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge was manufactured by Bethlehem Steel in plants in Trenton, New Jersey and Sparrows Point, Maryland and in plants in three Pennsylvania towns: Bethlehem, Pottstown, and Steelton.
As part of the 1 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1987, a walkway comprised of personalized bricks was constructed at the southeast side of the Bridge in the visitor area, just north of the Strauss Statue.
www.sightseeingworld.com /SanFrancisco/goldengatebridge.htm   (3303 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The entire bridge including the approach spans is 1.7 miles (2,727 m) long; the distance between the towers ("main span") is 4200 feet (1280 m), and the clearance below the bridge is 220 ft (67 m) at mean higher high water.
The center span was the longest among suspension bridges until 1964 when the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was erected between the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City.
The bridge is indeed constantly being painted this International Orange color, due to the fact that the paint begins to fade in about a year.
voyager.in /Golden_Gate_Bridge   (2075 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge-the unmistakable symbol of a city and a region is known as the most spectacular bridge in the world.
The idea of forming a special district to construct the Golden Gate bridge was proposed in 1922 by O'Shaughnessy, Strauss and Edward Rainey, secretary to Mayor James Rolph of San Francisco (Strauss 20).
Although Golden Gate is no longer the longest bridge in the world, it still remains the tallest suspension bridge erected to date.
www.californiahistorian.com /articles/golden-gate-bridge.html   (2771 words)

  
 Haunted Bay - Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge connects more than San Francisco and Marin County; it connects the world of the living to that of the dead.
Bridge officials say that most suicides try to be considerate of others and park their cars in the parking lot before walking to the middle of the bridge and jumping.
Running afoul of the Gate's notorious current and rocks she sank quickly (Tennessee Cove is named in her honor) only to rise again as a phantom.
www.hauntedbay.com /features/goldengate.shtml   (613 words)

  
 Symphonies in Steel: San Francisco Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate
The Golden Gate Bridge is the result of the long-term determination of the people of six California counties who, eventually, formed themselves into a Golden Gate Bridge District comprising the city and county of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and Del Norte counties, as well as a portion of Napa and Mendocino counties.
Since it had long been apparent that the bridging of the Golden Gate, despite the many problems its construction would entail, would mean an effective opening up of the counties north of San Francisco, much planning went into the implementation of the visions and dreams of the members of the Bridge District.
In 1928, earlier efforts culminated in the incorporation of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District; in November 1930, the voters of the concerned counties passed a $35 million bond issue to finance the building of the bridge, while pledging the property of these counties as security for the payment of the bonds.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist9/mcgloin.html   (2935 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge pictures - California stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
The Golden Gate bridge is named for the strait it crosses, the opening where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean, not for its color.
Besides the bridge itself, the Golden Gate is also made spectacular by the flow of the summer fog, which is quite a unique phenomenon to observe.
Pilar of the Golden Gate Bridge emerging from the fog at sunset
www.terragalleria.com /california/california.sf-golden-gate-bridge.html   (555 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
The Golden Gate Bridge is a bridge in San Francisco, California, built in the 1930s.
It spans the Golden Gate, the border between the San Francisco Bay to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
The bridge was heavily damaged during a Breen attack on Earth in 2375, during the Dominion War.
www.memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Golden_Gate_Bridge   (299 words)

  
 The Golden Gate Bridge - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Everyday, thousands of cars cross the elegant red-coloured toll bridge, which connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County across the Golden Gate strait, after which the bridge is named.
The bridge is visible from many of the park's attractions, which include nature trails, beaches, forts dating back to Spanish colonial times and also the infamous prison island of Alcatraz in the middle of the bay.
The bridge was eventually completed in 1937 - the longest bridge in the world - and a special commemorative golden rivet was hammered in to declare it open.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20040814T210000-0500_64546_OBS_THE_GOLDEN_GATE_BRIDGE.asp   (937 words)

  
 BUILDING BIG: Databank: Golden Gate Bridge
Today, some call it the "most spectacular bridge in the world." But a century ago, building the Golden Gate Bridge seemed like an impossible task.
Here's how this bridge stacks up against some of the longest-spanning bridges in the world.
The length of the steel wires used in the cables of the bridge is enough to circle the earth three times!
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/golden_gate.html   (0 words)

  
 San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge Pictures and History
The Golden Gate Bridge, completed after more than four years of construction at a cost of $35 million, is a visitor attraction recognized around the world.
The Marin Headlands side of San Francisco's GGB is a great place to take pictures—such as this July 4th fireworks photo—and watch freighters and sailboats cruise under the bridge.
The toll on the Golden Gate Bridge increased to $5.00/4.00 FasTrak on September 1, 2002.
www.inetours.com /Pages/SFNbrhds/Golden_Gate_Bridge.html   (860 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge
The concept of bridging the vast Golden Gate Strait was proposed as early as 1872 by railroad entrepreneur Charles Crocker.
The idea of forming a special district to construct the Golden Gate Bridge was proposed in 1922 by O'Shaughnessy, Strauss and Edward Rainey, Secretary to the Mayor of San Francisco.
The Golden Gate Strait is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.
products.engineering.com /community/engineering/engmarvel/goldengate.htm   (1546 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Golden Gate Bridge, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Golden Gate Bridge, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco to Marin Co., W Calif.; built 1933–37.
Its overall length is 9,266 ft (2,824 m); its main span across the strait, 4,200 ft (1,280 m), is one of the longest bridges in the world.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Golden Gate Bridge
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 Golden Gate Bridge Suicides - Suicide.org! Golden Gate Bridge Suicides, Golden Gate Bridge Suicides, Golden Gate Bridge ...
She is one of some 1,250 known individuals who have died by suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Answer: Because Joseph Strauss, the chief engineer of the bridge, was five feet tall and he wanted to be able to see over the rail, and thus changed the original planned height from 5½ feet to 4 feet.
In August of 1937, Harold Wobber, a veteran of World War I, strolled along the pedestrian walkway on the Golden Gate Bridge, paused, looked at a stranger and said, “This is as far as I go.” He then jumped to his death.
www.suicide.org /golden-gate-bridge-suicides.html   (1744 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge -- LEGO
The height and width of the bridge are in proportion to one another and reflect a scale of roughly 1 stud == 1 meter.
The length of the bridge is much shorter that real proportions (had the length been built in correct proportion, the center span would have exceeded 25 feet (!) -- much larger than time, budget, and physical space would allow).
The bridge uses roughly 400 2x8 red plates, over 800 1x8 gray bricks for the roadways, and about 1500 1x6 red plates for the 'cables'.
www.ericharshbarger.org /lego/golden_gate_bridge.html   (613 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge was constructed by Joseph Baerman Strauss, the chief engineer that was ahead of his time, when it was believed that "no one can build a bridge over the Golden Gate" because of insurmountable difficulties, he had a dream of building a bridge across the Golden Gate.
Named Golden Gate because it is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.
The bridge remains the symbol of the city despite competition from modern constructions, there are several tours you may want to take so you can visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood Sequoias, Wine Country, Sausalito and Alcatraz.
www.extranomical.com /HTML_PAGES/GOLDEN_GATE_BRIDGE.htm   (641 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge -- LEGO
The height and width of the bridge are in proportion to one another and reflect a scale of roughly 1 stud == 1 meter.
The length of the bridge is much shorter that real proportions (had the length been built in correct proportion, the center span would have exceeded 25 feet (!) -- much larger than time, budget, and physical space would allow).
The bridge uses roughly 400 2x8 red plates, over 800 1x8 gray bricks for the roadways, and about 1500 1x6 red plates for the 'cables'.
www.ericharshbarger.com /lego/golden_gate_bridge.html   (613 words)

  
 Golden Gate bridge
Perhaps the best known suspension bridge in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge which spans across the entrance to the San Francisco Bay.
It was designed as a bending bridge capable of 21 foot sway and a 10 foot sag and can support the weight of bumper to bumper cars and trucks in all six lanes and pedestrians packed on the walkways.
The first major rehabilitation was in 1953 when the bridge's deck was stiffened with lateral and steel bracing to increase torsional resistance.
www.corrosion-doctors.org /Landmarks/Goldengate.htm   (343 words)

  
 Coroner: Suicides From Golden Gate Bridge Increase - News Story - KNTV | San Francisco
Safety on the span is monitored by both the CHP and employees of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, bridge district spokeswoman Mary Currie said.
In 2005 there were 23 suicides from the bridge, and in 2004, 24, according to bridge district figures, which can differ slightly from those provided by the coroner's office, she said.
Bridge deaths received renewed attention last year with the news of a new study to fund research into options for a suicide barrier and the release of a documentary about suicides from the 4,200-foot-long span.
www.nbc11.com /news/10777584/detail.html   (924 words)

  
 Suicidal Attraction of the Golden Gate Bridge: Archetypal Gateway to the Other Side
The Golden Gate Bridge stands as a symbolic threshold between the end of Western world and the vast Pacific ocean beyond.
While it may be true that some of the suicides are the result of lost innocence and disappointment, it still does not explain the numerous stories of those who came from around the world for the sole purpose of ending their life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.
The bridge was actually named after the Golden Gate Strait, which is the physical entrance to the San Francisco Bay.
www.mythicarts.com /writing/Golden_Gate_Bridge.htm   (2643 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge
For many years, the Golden Gate Bridge with its 4,200-ft. suspension span was the longest in the world.
At mid-span, the bridge is 220 feet above the waters of the Golden Gate.
In winds that often exceed 60 miles per hour, the bridge was designed to sway as much as 27-feet side-to-side, and has withstood both severe storms and earthquakes with little or no damage.
www.harbourlights.com /catalog/2003/hl_gold_bridge.htm   (513 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge Photo Album
The gateway to the San Francisco Bay was baptized Chrysopylae, or “Golden Gate” by explorer John Charles Fremont in 1846 because Fremont felt the wide entrance to the Bay would be advantageous for commerce.
In 1923, under the leadership of Frank Pierce Doyle, the “Bridging the Golden Gate Association” was formed.
Enthusiastic crowds picnicked on the middle of bridge and there was a great procession at mid-day with 20,000 marchers and floats representing every county in the bridge district.
www.co.marin.ca.us /depts/lb/main/crm/photoalbums/goldengatebridgealbum/ggbmain.html   (669 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge
One of three operating divisions of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.
Labor Day 2007 Bay Bridge is closed, Golden Gate Bridge is open; added bus and ferry service
*The Golden Gate Bridge name is protected by Streets and Highway Code Section 27563.
www.goldengatebridge.org   (68 words)

  
 Golden Gate Suspension Bridge
It was left to the people of San Francisco to vote on whether or not to built the new suspension bridge.
The main span of the bridge is an amazing 4200 feet, with distinctive stepped-back towers that climb to 746 feet in the air.
This plan was generally regarded as unsightly, and some doubted that the design was worthy of a bridge that was to have the world's longest span.
bridgepros.com /projects/Goldengate/Golden_Gate.htm   (472 words)

  
 Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction - 1934-1936
Folio 2 is a photograph of the western-most tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge at Pier 24 in San Francisco.
Folio 5, titled Ayala’s Return,is an aerial view of the Golden Gate Bridge during construction, with a panorama of the western portion of San Francisco.
South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge under construction.
www.sfmuseum.org /assoc/bridge00.html   (789 words)

  
 Reference Library - Social Studies - American Landmarks - The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge was named one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World" by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The Golden Gate Bridge was built in 1937 to connect the city of San Francisco to Marin County across the Golden Gate Strait.
The bridge is 220 feet about the strait, with the top of the tower at 746 feet about the water.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/SocialStudies/Landmarks/GoldenGate.htm   (132 words)

  
 Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge by RM Style blue polyester ties
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is colored in it's own color paint.
Golden Gate Bridge Map by Museum Artifacts navy blue silk ties
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 The Golden Gate Bridge
With its 746 foot international orange towers, its sweeping cables and its position on the foot of the ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge is both a major roadway for daily commuters and a popular tourist attraction.
That bridge was hit hard by an earthquake in 1989, forcing the upper deck of the bridge to fall and killing several people traveling below.
The integrity of the bridge is now intact, but seismic engineers believe a $175 million retrofit is required to prevent a disaster.
www.infoplease.com /spot/goldengate.html   (656 words)

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