Sunday, June 6, 2010

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, California

Declared as one of the Wonders of the Modern World, the Golden Gate Bridge remains the second largest suspension bridge in the United States.  At it's grand opening in 1937, the Golden Gate broke the world record for being the longest main span bridge up until 1964 and even longer as the tallest bridge where it was not surpassed until 1998!  

Another interesting fact about this 'record holding' bridge is that it can be considered to be the most recognizable bridge.  That record might be due to the fact that it is also considered to be the most photographed as well!

Average daily Traffic: 118,000 cars.

With six lanes for bay commuters and city visitors along with a walking path spanning the mouth of the bay, people have been able to save countless hours of driving around the edge of the bay or taking ferries to and fro.  

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