The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile long suspension bridge that spans the
Golden Gate, a strait at the opening of San Francisco Bay, and stretches
from the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. The
bridge was completed in 1937, requiring more than four years of
construction. It has a main suspension span of 4,200 feet, and its
cables are about 36 inches across. The orange vermilion color of the
bridge is called international orange. This color was chosen to
enhance visibility in fog and yet blend with the surrounding area.
Aesthetic appeal and structural design make the bridge a major tourist
attraction. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed
structures in the United States. Photography enthusiasts enjoy it at
any time — in good or bad weather, fog, sunset, or lit up at night.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
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