…Walking The Golden Gate Bridge…
One of the most popular destinations in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge. Every day of the year you can see thousands of tourists visiting, biking, or walking the bridge while taking a photo. Walking across the bridge or at least part of it (1.7 miles long) is a great experience and should not be missed!!! I can hardly keep my eyes (and my camera) off of it. Truly romantic, impressive and spectacular… it is totally San Francisco!
Pedestrians have the east side of the bridge to themselves. Cyclists have the west side. Be prepared for the unexpected wind and changing weather conditions on the bridge.
The bridge was painted “International Orange” to increase visibility and to fit in with the natural beauty around it. The sky and the cold ocean waters blends perfectly well with the warmly colored bridge. Just Beautiful!
On the sidewalk you will see some small holes lying around. They are around 3″ in diameter and are spaced a short distance apart from each other. See if you can spot them and see what’s on the bottom side.
At the south east end of the Golden Gate Bridge, you can experience a new Bridge Pavilion with all new merchandise, lots of educational information, personally guided tours, the Bridge Café, restrooms and an incredible photography/viewing point.
The above picture is a section of the support cable. It’s actually made up of many cables inside it. This is found directly behind the merchandise store. You may miss it if your not specifically looking for it.
Kids really enjoy touching the exhibits. This one you get to shake and see how external forces affect the bridges movement.
Make time to walk across it…and enjoy every step on it!!!