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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 California
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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