Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary
Sunny skies and chilly winds greeted the crowds along San Francisco’s waterfront Sunday during the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary celebration.
What is it that sets apart the Golden Gate Bridge from all the other bridges in the world? According to historian and author Dr. Kevin Starr it’s a magnificent engineering achievement as well as a consummate work of art.
Friday’s festivities unveiling new visitor facilities at the bridge also kicked off a weekend of celebrations marking the crossing’s 75th anniversary.
It took more than engineering ingenuity to build the Golden Gate Bridge, which turns 75 this Sunday. It also took brave men willing to risk their lives, hundreds of feet above the Bay, to build one of the modern wonders of the world.
With the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge set for Sunday, drivers were being reminded to steer clear of the landmark span that evening, when an all-out fireworks show will cause a one-hour traffic shutdown.
Special events are planned over the coming week to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the main event planned for Sunday the 27th. The opening ceremony for the bridge took place on May 27th 1937.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to San Francisco on May 27th to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. But this time, festivities won’t take place on the landmark structure.
From the Easter Parade to the Berkeley Bay Festival, this year holds some promising events. Promenade your Easter bonnet at the Union Street Festival or strut your twisted attire at the costume contest at the 101st Zazzle Bay to Breakers.