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Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

As handsome as the bridge is, even more memorable is the way the fog pours in and out of the gate, dissolving this massive bridge in white mist. 

 ~ Dr. Randolph Delehanty, Presidio Trust historian, in San Francisco: The Ultimate Guide

  

Constructed at the height of the Art Deco era, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and is a primary reason visitors flock to the Presidio. Breathtaking views of the “International Orange” icon can be captured at vantage points around the park, from Lovers’ Lane to Crissy Field, Fort Scott to Baker Beach. 

 

The Golden Gate Bridge marked its 75th birthday in May 2012. While a visit to the Bridge Plaza has long been a San Francisco “must do,” recent improvements have made it a “wow” experience. A new visitor pavilion, walking tours, educational exhibits, and scenic overlooks now welcome the public. For more, visit the Bridge website.

 

Be sure to allow plenty of time for a visit. The bridge is an extraordinary place to begin countless Presidio adventures. Several trails begin near the plaza, linking to all the park has to offer. 

A black and white photo of a man standing in front of a partially completed Golden Gate Bridge.

Spanning History

The Golden Gate Bridge was a remarkable feat of design, engineering, and imagination.
Icon of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.

75th Anniversary Items

Vintage posters, apparel, books, and more.
Two people jumping with the Golden Gate Bridge in background.

Did You Know?

Impress your friends with these fun facts about the beloved bridge.
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Take a Bridge Tour!

The logo for the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary. The logo is orange and featuers the dates 1937-2012.

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Hear fascinating stories of danger, challenge, and ingenuity about the building of the bridge on guided 45- and 60-minute walking tours.