The bridge is 8,981 feet long (1.7 miles) and contains about 88,000 tons of steel. The towers stand 726 feet above the water and 500 feet above street level. They weigh 44,000 tons each and are 4,200 feet apart from each other.
At noon on May 28, FDR pressed a telegraph key in the White House that announced the bridge’s opening to the entire world.
Opening day was “Pedestrian Day,” and 15,000 people an hour went through the turnstiles, each paying 25 cents to cross; some traversed the bridge on stilts and roller skates or on unicycles. Vendors set up along the roadway sold an estimated 50,000 hot dogs. Read more facts about the Golden Gate Bridge.
Though it was not our first time driving through the bridge, it was my first time capturing the moments through the car window. 🙂
Admiring the Golden Gate Bridge from the park.
Take a look of Laura Macky‘s breathtaking photos of the Golden Gate Bridge!
Jet Eliot posted an informative article on GG birthday, click HERE to enjoy the post.