Monday, December 28, 2009

California Historical Landmark #974

Heading home from a couple of days in San Francisco, Jack wanted to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge
California State Historical Landmark #974

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This landmark is located on Highway 101 in San Francisco and Marin Counties in California. There are 48 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Francisco County and 13 other landmarks in Marin County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 48.792 W 122° 28.659.

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California Historical Landmark #974

Construction of the bridge started in 1933. Engineer Joseph Strauss and architect Irving Morrow created an extraordinarily beautiful bridge in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. The designs for the Golden Gate Bridge showed the greatest attention to artistic detail, especially on the two streamlined moderne towers. The bridge's 4,200 feet of clear span (from tower to tower) was the longest in the world until 1959. On April 19, 1937, the bridge was completed and the official dedication took place on May 27.

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