An engineering marvel that withstands winds, impenetrable fogs, treacherous currents, and seas that plunge to a depth of 500 feet, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable (and photographed) bridges in the world, due in great part to its deep orange color, sleek suspension design, and light-catching, art deco details.
The harp-like span commands attention from the water, the islands in the bay, and both sides of the Golden Gate--the strait that passes between the Marin Headlands and San Francisco Peninsula, connecting the bay to the wild Pacific. You can observe the "Iron Horse" from afar or engage with it more actively: driving, biking, hiking, or even surfing beneath it.--Megan Cytron
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