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San Francisco Earthquake Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge: Golden Gate Bridge, suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, in California, U.S. It links San Francisco with Marin county to the north. From its completion in 1937 to the completion of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City in 1964, it had the longest main span in the world, and it
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California – the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait.
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge or the Emperor Norton Bridge) is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California.As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks. It has one of the longest spans in the United States.
Clustered around the 1,070-foot tower are a collection of high rises built on the soft soil and sand on the edge of the bay. They represent a bold symbol of a new San Francisco, but also a potential danger for a city that sits precariously on unstable, earthquake-prone ground.
June 6, 1915 An earthquake with an abrupt rocking motion at 9:51 a.m. June 22, 1915 Earthquake in the Imperial Valley wrecked the towns of Calexico and El Centro.
WHY THE NAME GOLDEN GATE? The Golden Gate Strait is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. The strait is approximately three-miles long by one-mile wide with currents ranging from 4.5 to 7.5 knots.
Home page of the Museum of the City of San Francisco, with exhibits about the 1906 earthquake, California Gold Rush, internment of the Japanese during World War II
The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. It spans almost two miles across the Golden Gate, the narrow strait where San Francisco Bay opens to meet the Pacific Ocean. The dream of connecting San Francisco to its northern neighbors ...
San Francisco City Guides: Free Neighborhood Walking Tours of San Francisco
HOW TO GET TO THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. The Golden Gate Bridge is located over its namesake, the Golden Gate Strait, and stretches from San Francisco on the southern side to Marin County on the north.