Golden Gate Bridge Using HDR Photography

The Golden Gate Bridge turned 70 years old at 6:00am on Sunday morning. According to the Chronicle, it is used by more than 100,000 commuters a day, visited by as many as a million tourists a month, and crossed by 40 million drivers a year. Its bold beauty is staggering, its mystique legendary.

The bridge is also an engineering marvel. Reading the bridge design and construction statistics really makes you appreciate the bridge a little bit more if you are mechanically inclined. Although the bridge is already incredibly strong, it is undergoing a seismic retrofit right now. The work will be completed in time for the bridge’s 75th Anniversary.

Now that we live downtown and don’t have friends or clients in Marin, we hardly ever cross or even see the bridge anymore. This story makes me want to drive to the base of the bridge and walk it a few times. Now if we could only build a suicide barrier, the bridge will only be filled with good memories instead of tragedy for all.

2 Comments »

  1. Where did you get this photo? Let me know, I’d like to get permission to use it for something…

    #1 by Natalie Dell — February 8, 2008 @ 6:27 am

  2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mischiru/359316888/

    #2 by Nugget — February 8, 2008 @ 9:53 pm

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