The Golden Bridge to fortune
The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco Bay is famous for being the ‘bridge to golden fortune’. Built in 1937, at the time it was the longest suspension span. The location is at the Golden Gate, between the headlands of Marin County on the North, and Fort Point of the San Francisco Presidio on the South.
Though often shrouded by fog, its visibility its remarkable, owing at least partially to the distinctive orange paint which prevents rust, and is constantly being reapplied to it’s steel structure.
The graceful bridge has inspired romance, and has also attracted a tragic legacy as a suicide location. But it is the wonders which sustain everyone’s interest, as those who travel upon and overlook it can attest. By a combination of beauty, location, heritage, weather and familiarity, it has passed from transportation utility to world legend.
I went to the bridge on a delightfully sunny day with my sister, and we enjoyed the view from the Marin Headlands back South into San Francisco!