This Sunday, May 27, 2012 marks the 75th Birthday for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Opened on May 27, 1937, the bridge withstood time (with a lot of help from many people of course) and did what most thought was impossible back in those days… It connected San Francisco to Marin County. And it is still standing strong today.
Back in those days, San Francisco was the largest American city still served primarily by ferry boats, and even though many people wanted a bridge, many doubted that it could ever be built here due to many factors like strong wind and strong currants. To read more, click HERE for the Golden Gate Bridge page from Wikipedia.
Today, many people use this bridge everyday. By car, by bike, and people can also walk across by using the pedestrian walkway.
While many of us are reminded by all the tourists continuously coming to San Francisco to take pictures of this beautiful bridge, most of us take this icon for granted.
So it’s really nice that we are all coming together and partying it up this
Sunday, May 27th
to celebrate the bridge’s 75th Birthday!!!
Happy Birthday Golden Gate Bridge!!!
Many events are happening all over the waterfront to celebrate, so if you are here, don’t miss out. Here’s the link to all the fun and activities from goldengatebridge75.org.
Peace & Love to you all~
Suppose you’ve never been on the bridge — but you want to see what it would be like. Just go to Google Maps, put Sausalito as your destination and San Fran as the starting point. Go to street view, and go to the G-G Bridge. Then you can cross the bridge (virtually) and see all the views. Seriously!
Hi Loren, that’s a great idea for those that haven’t been on it. 🙂
May is a good month for birthdays (it’s mine today)! Happy Birthday to the Golden Gate Bridge; it’s so beautifully iconic. There’s a really interesting looking biography of it which I’d like to read (NY Times review link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/books/24book.html). 🙂
Happy Birthday Cultural Life! 🙂 Thanks for the link. I will be sure to check it out later.
75 years? That is fantastic 😀
Awesome links to celebrate with!
Choc Chip Uru
It’s exciting. We are all looking forward to it. 🙂
The bridge is so majestic!
Have you been to Edinburgh in Scotland?
There’s a similar bridge there, called Forth Road Bridge, but painted in white.
Next to this Forth Road Bridge, there’s another beautiful bridge with a confusing name, Forth Rail Bridge, painted in red!
Hi LC, no, I haven’t, but Edinburgh is definitely on my list to go. 🙂 Thanks for telling me about the bridges. I will be sure to note that on the itinerary when we visit.
One more comment on the bridge near Edinburgh, the Forth Road Bridge: The bridge regularly needs to be painted, to keep it from rusting. The work starts at one end, and takes such a long time that by the time the painters reach the other end, it’s time to start over again at the first end. So for Scots, a task that seems to take forever or is never-ending (like doing your taxes!) is like “painting the Forth Road Bridge.”
Hi Loren. Haha…I have a feeling it’s like that for this bridge too. By the time they finish one side, the other side needs painting. Keeps all the painters employed… I love that saying. It made me laugh. Thank you!
Thanks Lisa. 🙂 The book looks like a good read.
Hi Grace. Yes, that book does look like a good read. Thank you so much for the link. 🙂 I finally had time to read it in its entirety. It’s very well written article and I am looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂
This post is about 2 great things: birthdays and San Francisco!!!!
I have been there only once and absolutely loved it!!
Thanks for the fun fact and link…I just wish I was closer!! 🙂
Thanks for visiting and commenting joyfulrhapsody. 🙂 Glad you enjoy the post. Hope you will come back and see the 2nd post in the coming days. And I hope you will visit San Francisco again in the near future.
Happy birthday, San Francisco landmark and Lady of the World.
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