San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Opens Today in 1937

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco copyright The Kamla Show

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was a bridge that many thought could not be built. Can you imagine what it would be like if that beautiful and iconic bridge in that International Orange color  was not built? The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the first things folks want to see when they visit San Francisco.

Luckily for us there was one man, who thought the bridge could be built and he was Joseph Strauss. His idea to build the bridge was met with vigorous opposition for years. It took over 10 years of debate before the green signal was giving to build the bridge. Building of the Golden Gate Bridge started in 1933 and on May 27, 1937 the bridge officially opened.

The Golden Gate Bridge connects Marin county with San Francisco.

To find out more about the bridge visit The Golden Gate Bridge website and if you want to find out more about the history of the bridge you can to go to PBS and see their special feature.

This video takes you back to the 1930s and shows you how the bridge was built.

 

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