Golden Gate Bridge
Emmy Marie Vickers
Photograph - Photography
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This photo was taken Monday Feb 3, 2014 in San Francisco. This vacation was to meet my biological family (My Dad, siblings, nieces, and nephews) for the first time. It was me, hubby, my sister Nancy, her friend Janette and Judy. Janette was our tour guide. She took us through San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge was a great stop. We actually walked 3/4 of the bridge...me and Janette. It was cold, but a beautiful day for picture taking.
** This day, is even more nostalgic, because this was the last time I saw my biological Dad. It was in the evening at the hospital. It was a blessing to be able to meet him before he went back into hospital and then see him one more time before I left to go back home to MD. He died a couple of months later.
About the Golden Gate Bridge: The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County, bridging both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world". It opened in 1937 and had until 1964 the longest suspension bridge main span in the world, at 4,200 feet (1,280 m).
The dimensions of the bridge defied all imagination. The total length of the bridge is 8,981ft or 2,737 m. The main span between the two enormous towers is 4,200 ft or 1,280 meters long, making the Golden Gate Bridge the world's largest suspension bridge.
A record that would stand until 1964 when the Verrazano-Narrows bridge in New York was completed.
The two beautiful Art Deco towers are almost 820ft or 250 meters tall, of which more than 20 meters is below the sea level. The road, six lanes and 90 ft / 27m wide is an amazing 220 ft or 67 meters above the water level. It is supported by enormous cables, anchored in hundreds of bars locked into concrete blocks with a pulling power of 25 million kg. The two cables have a total length of 2,332 meters and a diameter of 90 cm. They are woven from 27,572 threads of steel with a total length that equals three times the earth's circumference. Emmy Marie Vickers.
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