January 5th in 1933 marked the day when construction for the Golden Gate Bridge began. Five years later on May 27, 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic and became a world known landmark.
“May 27, 2012 marks 75 years for the Golden Gate Bridge and a wonderful opportunity to recognize the history, beauty, and ingenuity of this famous span…” (GodenGateBridge75.org) San Francisco is getting ready for the 75th anniversary celebrations.
The two-day Golden Gate Festival, from May 26-27, 2012 will recall and tell the story of the bridge. If you like to see what kind of activities are planned or want to read up on the Golden Gate history, or read about some fun facts, check out these links: Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary & Golden Gate Bridge Research Library.
Take a virtual walk over the Golden Gate, in case you are not in San Francisco…
- Today’s Special (ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com)
- Golden Gate Bridge celebrates 75 years throughout 2012 (gadling.com)
- Golden Gate Bridge is the best bridge … wait, what? (sfgate.com)