Opening Day

The Golden Gate Bridge opening day, May 27, 1937

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a stunning technological and artistic achievement, opens to the public after five years of construction.

On opening day – “Pedestrian Day” – some 200,000 bridge walkers marveled at the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge, which spans the Golden Gate Strait at the entrance to San Francisco Bay and connects San Francisco and Marin County. On May 28, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic.

(AP Photo)

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