More than 10 years in planning due to formidable opposition, but only four years in actual construction, the Golden Gate Bridge brought the communities of San Francisco and Marin counties closer together.
Here is a view of the bridge with traffic leaving San Francisco towards Marin County …..
Looking at Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Opened in 1937, the single-suspension span is anchored by twin towers that reach skyward 746 feet, and was once taller than any building in San Francisco. To support the suspended roadway, two cables, each more than 7,000 feet in length and both containing 80,000 miles of wire stretch over the top of the towers and are rooted in concrete anchorages on shore.
Majestic Golden Gate Bridge
A small boat under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge looks insignificant in comparison
Insignificant by Comparison
Bright red fire boats of the San Francisco Fire Department provide a stark contrast to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
To the Rescue
A street fair under the signature palm trees in San Francisco, California
A Street Market Under the Palms
Bright, colorful art representing the landmarks of San Francisco
San Francisco in Street Art
The San Francisco Ferry Building is a terminal for ferries that travel across the San Francisco Bay, a food marketplace and an office building. It is located on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, California.
The restored Beaux Arts-style Ferry Building, once described as “a famous city’s most famous landmark,” is the quintessential picture of elegance with a 660-foot-long skylit nave with 11 monumental brick and terracotta arches, 34 clathri windows each 11 feet tall; 12 steel arched trusses, and 35 other arches restored.
Ferry Terminal Building Designs
Symmetry in Designs