Golden Gate Bridge, California

Crossing The Golden Gate Bridge is quite an adventure whether you drive your car, ride a bike, or walk. We opted to drive the car over due to the time of day and the weather.

Crossing Golden Gate BridgeYou feel almost like you're in a tunnel, and as you look up you feel quite small. When it was built in 1937, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Looking across Golden Gate BridgeLooking across you get a feel for the size and strength of this structure. Though no longer the longest, it ranks 9th. It's ranked the 5th most favorite Architecture in the United States according to Wikipedia.

Strength of construction under the bridge

Me and Merchant Marine MemorialPlease take time and pay homage to the Navy and Merchant Marine Memorials. The Lone Sailor Memorial was dedicated in 2002 and is a replica of the one in Washington D.C.


Navy Memorial

Merchant Marine Memorial

I highly recommend taking time to site see here, dress warm and prepared to wait your turn to get pictures, and to use the bathroom.

Sadly this beautiful location is a suicide destination, the most popular in fact in the United States. No exact figures were listed however. The feeling is, many bodies aren't found once they do jump due to the strong currents in the waters below.


Comments

  1. The GGB and Alcatraz are among my favorite spots in the US. I can't forget the first time I walked across the GGB... it was so awesome! Also, the Alcatraz night tour has a spooky element that makes it even more fun!

    Thank you for reminding me of a great memories!

    Cheers!

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  2. Beautiful angles but why are the photos a bit blurred? Are some of them taken from inside the car? Just curious.

    Very informative and the photos do help a lot.
    By the way, I noticed that your photos are linked to photobucket. If you like them indexed and connected to this blog of yours, you may like to check this out and to properly resize them here, I suggest also this link here....

    Keep up the great photos and the stories behind. This bridge is so famous but I never looked close enough, especially like the photo you showed, the third from the top. :)

    Lastly, I would like to leave my appreciation to the additional insights you shared here. Thanks.

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  3. I want to bike across it one day. I'm nuts, I know.

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  4. Hubby and I have walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. It's a most pleasant walk. I don't like to look down though. I can't imagine jumping.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  5. Hi Sandy
    What great information on this Bridge. Nice photos too. It is sooo huge, and scarry looking.
    I know some of my dog friends are going to come read this, so I want them to know what you told me.( There is a park near the bridge where dogs can romp and take naps.) Thank you Sandy for checking into this. My friends and their pawrents will appreciate this too.
    love
    tweedles

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  6. We've crossed the bridge several times. I know I'm strange, but I always love the foggy weather conditions. There's something strangly peaceful about it....

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  7. I love the Golden Gate. Used to live in SF and saw it every day. Always great to see it up close. And the city is ALWAYS working on it. Good to "keep it up" nice. lol {:-D

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  8. og yes, the fog drifts like magic, very beautiful.
    xoxo
    tweedles

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  9. I always want to get to the bridge... I stopped there one day but wasn't able to get there... Great pics and hopefully My wife and I will get there... First I want to take her to the Grand Canyon... then...

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  10. I really love the view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  11. Great pictures!! I loved visiting here, and I plan to come again! :)

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  12. Since you asked... we were in Arches, not Zion. And we loved it. Did some backcountry hiking, really explored the area. I can't wait to go back.

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  13. hey i love that bridge......btw, i grew up in santa cruz!

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  14. I haven't been there so thanks for taking us with and with great pictures too!

    As a Norwegian, I love the architectural beauty in bridges and with all our fjords, we have a lot of them.

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  15. Someday, I'm gonna step foot on that bridge! :)

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  16. Beautiful angles but why are the photos a bit blurred? Are some of them taken from inside the car? Just curious.

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  17. I love the Golden Gate. Used to live in SF and saw it every day. Always great to see it up close

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  18. I can imagine why a lot of people attempted to jump over that Golden Gate bridge... I've seen a suicide scene from a movie at least once already.
    But it still looks really majestic. :)

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  19. It really is a beautiful bridge, must be a pleasure to drive your car over it.

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