Construction on the $35 million dollar engineering marvel began shortly after New Year’s Day in 1933, despite the fact the country was in the middle of the worst economic depression in history but opened to a huge celebration four and half years later. Until 1964, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest suspension span of any bridge in the world.
The 1.7 mile bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County to the North over what is officially a confluence of US 101 and the sublime PCH-Pacific Coast Highway or Route 1. About 110,000 cars a day pass on the bridge going either due north or south.
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