The guided bridge has 6 lanes and an average daily passenger flow of 100,000 vehicles. Drivers who enter the city must pay. On the side facing the bay at both ends of the bridge, there is an observation deck and parking lot, and there is a large gift shop by Tor Square. The wind is very windy on the bridge. There are about 1.2km long walkways on both sides of the bridge for pedestrians and bicycles to pass. It takes an hour to go back and forth. The best place to look at: 1. Fort Point on the south side of the bridge. 2. At Vista Point, which is close to Sasalito, 3. The observation platform Battery Spencer on the other side of the bridge to the west is a good place for viewing. Whenever people cross the Pacific Ocean and enter San Francisco on the North American continent, the first thing that catches the eye is a giant suspension bridge over the bay. This is the famous Golden Gate Bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge was opened in 1937 and has a total length of about 2.7 kilometers. There are two 227-meter-high towers on both ends of the bridge. It is one of the largest single-hole suspension bridges in the world and is regarded as a symbol of San Francisco. During the gold rush, this bridge was like a gate to the gold mine, so it was named "Golden Gate Bridge". The Golden Gate Bridge is also a pioneering work in bridge architecture. It only has two pillars, so instead of using the piers to support the bridge body, it uses the huge pulling force generated by the curved slings on both sides of the bridge to lift the heavy bridge height. The designer of the Golden Gate Bridge was engineer Strauss. People put his bronze statue on the bridge to commemorate his contribution to the United States.
It took four and a half years from groundbreaking to completion of the bridge. The huge cost of more than 35 million U.S. dollars, the project is quite huge. Today, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the busiest bridges in the world, and about 100,000 cars pass by the bridge every day. Transportation The 28 and 29 buses can be reached, and the 76 bus can only arrive on Sundays. Address: US Hwy 101 San Francisco CA USA 94901-5381 Gate Ticket/Opening Time Toll: US$3 (Only bound to the direction of the city), walking is free. San Francisco, U.S.A