The Golden Gate Bridge, with its towering International Orange spires, stretches majestically across the Golden Gate strait, offering a sight that’s as breathtaking as it is historic.
As we approached the bridge, the scale of this engineering masterpiece, opened in 1937, truly hit us. Chief engineer Joseph Strauss, along with Irving Morrow and Charles Ellis, turned a dream into a tangible reality, creating what was once the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world.
If you’re planning to walk across the bridge, you can! It is exhilarating yet windy. The gusts sweeping across the walkways were a vivid reminder of the natural forces at play in this iconic location. Dressing in layers was definitely a wise decision, keeping us comfortable as we soaked in the panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
And checkout the Golden Gate Bridge on Apple CarPlay. It was fascinating to see how technology like Apple Maps has recreated this architectural wonder.
For anyone planning to visit, I recommend going either early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid crowds and to experience the bridge bathed in the golden hues of the sun.