Universally recognized in its “international orange” color, it would surprise many to learn that the Golden Gate Bridge was originally destined for stripes before its unveiling in 1937. Chief among San Francisco’s top attractions is this 8,981-foot-long suspension bridge connecting the cliffs that form what is known as the Golden Gate. Until 1964, the main span of the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest of any suspension bridge in the world. Today it remains a beloved monument, registered as a Wonder of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Whether one views the Golden Gate Bridge from the roof of Fort Point below, from one of the lookouts in the Marin Headlands, from Baker Beach to the west or from upon the bridge itself, the panorama it occupies is no less grand.