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Golden Gate Bridge, United States

From series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
Year: 1937. Lenght: 1 970 meters. Height: 67 meters.

Among the 'historic' bridges you have to mention the Bridge Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. This Hängebrücke stretches over the same name Meerenge and was 1937 opened. The author of the bridge design was Joseph Strauss. The excellent mathematician Charles Alton Ellis helped him to calculate the mathematical model of the construction correctly. Since opening and until 1964 Golden Gate Bridge has remained the longest hanging bridge in the world. Its length is 1 970 meters. The bridge is located 67 meters of the water surface, and the full height of its props forms 230 meters.

Golden Gate Bridge, United States Since opening, the bridge has been one of San Francisco's landmarks and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. The main feature of its exterior design is the bright orange color of the constructions. In the night the bridge looks really golden thanks to the wonderful illumination.

The impressive bridge is connected with a series of tragic events, for many years the suicides have chosen them as a place to put an end to life. The suicide statistics in the history of the bridge is really cruel. Since the opening of the bridge more than 1,200 people have been killed. For the prevention of accidents the special signs with numbers of the auxiliary centers were placed on the bridge. At the time, the new fences would be built, which could reduce the sad statistics. Tourists wishing to cross the legendary bridge should take into account that it is subject to a fee and that the trip costs about 5 dollars. Next - Palace Bridge


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Golden Gate Bridge - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'First Republic Bank' located in 2.57 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Enterprise Rent-A-Car' is located in 4.18 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Artemis Project' in 2.93 km
Supermarket: 'Presidio Food Mart' in 3.59 km
Parking: 'Fort Winfield Scott' in 1.53 km
Apotheek: 'Walgreens' in 3.71 km
Police station: 'United States Government National Park Service: Park Police-USPP' in 1.92 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Bridge Café' in 1.14 km
Railway station: 'Jones St & Beach St' in 5.48 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Commodore Center Airport KJM - in 7 km
 »  San Francisco Airport SFO - in 23 km
 »  Oakland International Airport OAK - in 26 km
 »  Hayward Executive Airport HWD - in 36 km
 »  San Carlos Airport SQL - in 38 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Golden Gate Bridge

Cavallo Point

Located in 1 km from Golden Gate Bridge
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Rooms: 142
Farley Bar, with live music on certain days, is available at Cavallo Point Lodge. Cooking classes are also available in the Cavallo Point Cooking … More: photo, rates and booking
Marina Motel

Located in 3 km from Golden Gate Bridge
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Rooms: 39
Rooms at Motel Marina are fitted with wooden furniture and framed artwork, and equipped with flat-screen TVs. Rooms with self-catering kitchen … More: photo, rates and booking
Seaside Inn

Located in 4 km from Golden Gate Bridge
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Rooms: 20
All modern rooms provide free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV and an en suite bathroom with marble accents at the Sea Side Inn. Styled in dark wood … More: photo, rates and booking
Entella Hotel

Located in 5 km from Golden Gate Bridge
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Rooms: 74
A cable TV is provided in each heated guest room at Entella Hotel. Guest rooms include a work desk, a seating area and a shared bathroom. Chinatown … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Alcatraz Museum
4 km - Alcatraz Museum
Travelers who prefer to visit the most unusual museums in the world are sure to pay their attention to Alcatraz Island Museum in USA. Guests of this unique museum don't walk along poorly lit halls and watch strange exhibits. They travel to the amazing island located in …
Lombard Street
5 km - Lombard Street
One of the most famous streets in the world, Lombard Street is located in San Francisco. This street is officially considered the most crooked place in the world. It features a complicated zigzag shape. This unusual form of the street, where riding vehicles is allowed, …
San Francisco
6 km - San Francisco
Many modern tourists associate the city of San Francisco in the state of California with magnificent skyscrapers, expensive hotels and restaurants, as well as huge shopping centers. Only a few know how magical and picturesque the historic district of San Francisco is. …
Bunker Devil
27 km - Bunker Devil
On the coast of San Mateo County in California is a bunker with a cruel name Devil's Slide. The bunker was named in honour of the rock of the same name. The secret object was built on the coast in 1930. Originally, it served as a center of military technology …
Winchester House
72 km - Winchester House
Another deserted place that is able to frighten not only with its empty premises, but a huge number of horror stories, is Winchester House in the US city of San Jose. This is a very beautiful huge house that has 160 rooms. It is situated in a picturesque landscaped …
Fort Ord
146 km - Fort Ord
In the United States, Fort Ord is available for visiting. It was built in 1917 and used for military purposes until 1994. Some of the buildings of the fort were destroyed, and some are still empty today. In 2012, the old fort was declared a historical object and is now …

Top destination around Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

The city of San Francisco will be of great pleasure to visit for those tourists who love bright and engaging excursions and city exploration. Many city landmarks and sites are of global significance attracting each year thousands of curious tourists. One of the main symbols of the city is the Golden Gate Bridge. This grand suspension bridge was opened in 1937 being the largest construction of the kind in the world. This architectural landmark has the same global significance at present as well. Many tourists prefer to observe the bridge at nightfall when the grand construction gets illuminated.

The Oakland Bay Bridge is less known to general public but is of the same significance as Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge was opened in 1936. Another object of tourist attraction and interest is the Lombard Street being a must visit place in the city exploration tour of hiking enthusiasts. The street is located on the Russian Hill. Its main feature is a rather large fall of 27 degrees. However the street is crossed with a 400 meter long road with 8 abrupt turns. This district of the city of San Francisco looks rather unique and fascinating.
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