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The Symbol of San Francisco

Costing over $35 million, the Golden Gate Bridge was once referred to as “the bridge that couldn’t be built,” as the winds, fog, and tides created such formidable obstacles. Opened in 1937 after four years of construction (but ten years of planning), the bridge brought together the communities of San Francisco and Marin counties. At its completion, its two towers, at 746 feet tall, were taller than any building in San Francisco. At either end of the bridge are are vista points with parking lots, perfect if you want to park your car and snap a photo of the scene (or take a quick selfie). Pedestrians, including wheelchair users and bicyclists, can go on the sidewalks of the bridge during daylight hours (though roller skates and skateboards aren’t permitted).

Utrip Tips

*Tours are offered seven days per week at:
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm
(You can go here for more information)

*A little known fact about the Golden Gate Bridge is that it was originally intended to be painted black and yellow. It's famous reddish-orange color was just a sealant.

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