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Pg 1- The Golden Gate Bridge
- May 4, 2009

Page 2 - June 10, 2015 - link at the bottom of this page - different from this page.

 
On the south side of the bridge, a 36.5 inch wide cross-section of the cable containing 27,572 separate wires was on display.
The Living Roof - California Academy of Sciences
Lee Duquette & the The Golden Gate Bridge sign
Signs and flowers just before starting to walk over the Golden Gate Bridge
flowers forming the initials GGB
flowers beside the entry to the Golden Gate Bridge
flowers beside the entry to the Golden Gate Bridge
flowers beside the entry to the Golden Gate Bridge
history bookThe Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay onto the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and State Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed during the year 1937, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California. Since its completion, the span length has been surpassed by eight other bridges. It still has the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked fifth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
The two RV Gypsies walked on the Golden Gate Bridge - obviously it was a very foggy day.
the Golden Gate Bridge
Lee Duquette on the Golden Gate Bridge
Irving Morrow, a relatively unknown residential architect, designed the overall shape of the bridge towers, the lighting scheme, and Art Deco elements such as the streetlights, railing, and walkways.
Lee Duquette on the Golden Gate Bridge
Lee Duquette on the Golden Gate Bridge
The famous International Orange color was originally used as a sealant for the bridge. Many locals persuaded Irving Morrow to paint the bridge in the vibrant orange color instead of the standard silver or gray, and the color has been kept ever since.
No U turn sign on Lee Duquette on the Golden Gate Bridge
Karen Duquette on  the Golden Gate Bridge
Speed Checked by Radar sign - is that a radar gun in Karen's hand??? LOL
Karen Duquette on  the Golden Gate Bridge
Karen Duquette on  the Golden Gate Bridge
Since its completion in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge has been closed due to weather conditions only three times: on 1 December 1951, because of gusts of 69 mph; on 23 December 1982, because of winds of 70 mph; and on 3 December 1983, because of wind gusts of 75 mph.
Karen Duquette on  the Golden Gate Bridge at the tirst tower
Karen Duquette on  the Golden Gate Bridge at the first tower
LOOKING DOWN FROM THE SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
looking down from the side of the bridge
looking down from the side of the bridge
looking down from the side of the bridge
looking down from the side of the bridge
THE FIRST TOWER: The weight of the roadway is hung off of two cables that pass through the two main towers and are fixed in concrete at each end. Each cable is made of 27,572 strands of wire. There are 80,000 miles of wire in each of the two main cables; the total is sufficient to go around the world 5.79 times. The bridge has approximately 1,200,000 total rivets.
THE FIRST TOWER
looking up at THE FIRST TOWER
looking up at the side of THE FIRST TOWER
Lee Duquette beside THE FIRST TOWER
looking up at THE FIRST TOWER
looking up at THE FIRST TOWER and cables
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge, tower & cables
VIEW OF THE SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
VIEW OF THE SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
VIEW OF THE SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
USA grid in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge
metal sign on the bridge
metal sign on the bridge
 
Some better views of the bridge with photos taken from down below the bridge
photos from below the bridge
photos from below the bridge
photos from below the bridge
photos from below the bridge
photos from below the bridge
photos from below the bridge
photos from below the bridge
photos from below the bridge
 
Different views of the Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Fisherman's Wharf
the Golden Gate Bridge and a ship
Karen Duquette in foreground of the Golden Gate Bridge
 
And finally, views of the bridge from somewhere off to the side of the bridge
another view of the bridge
another view of the bridge
another view of the bridge
another view of the bridge
Karen Duquette and the bridge
birds flying over the bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular place to commit suicide in the United States and is one of the most popular places in the world. The deck is approximately 245 feet above the water. After a fall of approximately four seconds, jumpers hit the water at some 86 miles per hour, which can be fatal. Some of those who survive the impact drown or die of hypothermia in the cold water.

IMPORTANTListen up people - do NOT do this ever! Nothing is bad enough to warrant suicide!

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