San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Golden Gate Bridge: Vision, Genius and Expert Care
The vision and genius of Engineer Joseph Strauss together with the dedicated and fearless bridge workers, began construction 5 January1933. They completed the longest suspension bridge in the world in 1937. Innovative banker Amadeo P. Giannini assured success. In 1932, during the Great Depression, his Bank of America purchased the entire $35 million bond issue needed for construction.
The magnificent Golden Gate Bridge opened 27 May 1937, with grand ceremony, to a huge crowd of pedestrians and autos. Since it’s opening, the resourceful staff of skilled bridge workers have maintained and serviced the bridge to preserve its integrity. As a result of that careful work, the bridge thrives today in pristine condition.
The Golden Gate Bridge, painted international orange, is an icon of Northern California and the world. Tourists, bicyclists, motorists and walkers marvel at its graceful architecture spanning the deep waters of the Golden Gate.
Erected 2010 by Yerba Buena Chapter #1, E Clampus Vitus
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 48.489′ N, 122° 28.587′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Boulevard west of Chrissy Field Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Visitor Center at the southern end of bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1403 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco CA 94129, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Men of Vision (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Point (about 600 feet away); Castillo de San Joaquin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending the Golden Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Defending the Golden Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Point Light (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crissy Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Submitted on June 9, 2010.)
2. Current Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Submitted on June 9, 2010.)
3. The Story Behind the Construction of the Span. The story of the building of the bridge as told by (Submitted on June 9, 2010.)
1. Doug Woods
YB1 would like to thank Brother, Doug Woods for his time spent in the creation and hard work, to get this icon "on the maps". A most successful "feather in the cap" of Yerba Buena #1 and E Clampsus Vitus!
— Submitted June 8, 2010, by Stephen R. Myers of Dublin, California.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2010, by Stephen R. Myers of Dublin, California. This page has been viewed 2,116 times since then and 65 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week January 5, 2014. Photos: 1. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Stephen R. Myers of Dublin, California. 2. submitted on November 29, 2010, by Stephen R. Myers of Dublin, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.