Sunday, May 27, 2007

Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge

From today’s San Francisco Chronicle:
It is used by more than 100,000 commuters a day, visited by as many as a million tourists a month, and crossed by 40 million drivers a year. Its bold beauty is staggering, its mystique legendary.

But the Golden Gate Bridge, which opened to pedestrians 70 years ago today--at 6 a.m. on May 27, 1937--is more than an international icon in burnished red. To the 200 people who work on the bridge, taking tolls, painting cables, replacing steel and providing security, it is a paycheck first. An honor second.
Read more about the Golden Gate Bridge here. And go here to watch a video of the bridge’s opening day back in 1937.

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