Driving the Golden Gate Bridge
Video posted by Sean Dickinson
This video focuses on the positive side of the suicide problem that plagues this bridge. It's called "Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge," and tells the story of a patrolman who has saved many lives here.
Maybe we can get the farmer to build a replica of the Hulton Bridge next.
Most people go to this bridge, like others, to cross from Marin County to the City or vice versa. It is one of the best commutes ever, from fog to blue skies, coming out of the rainbow tunnel to view this bridge is one of the greatest things ever.
All bridges have their sad stories but to dis one of our greatest engineering marvels because of a few sad souls is simply wrong. So whomever you are, that is not why most people go here. The Bay Area is blessed with large bridges and this one changed lives when it was built. Marin was no longer just a quiet summer place, accessible only by ferry.
And if jumping is a choice why not from there. Bridges, at least truss bridges, are a magnet for ghost stories but also for great memories. Not going to denigrate this one, she is one of my favorites.
Maintenance is a good thing. Too bad all bridges aren't so well looked after.
This is one of my least favourite bridges. So many people commit suicide off of this bridge, a sad fact that I witnessed myself. The reason why most people go to this bridge, aside from tourists, is to "cross" the "bridge" into the infinite. Eerily fitting, wouldn't you say? Using a bridge to "bridge" over into the beautiful oblivion.
"Flared" typically means the bridge does not have a uniform width throughout the bridge.
Look at the catagories.
Does anyone know what "flared" means?
whats the climate like
Photo 1 Golden Gate Bridge walkway and view of Harbor in San Francisco
Photo 2 View of Golden Gate Bridge
Photo 3 Similar view of golden Gate Bridge possibility of better light
Photo 4 Golden Gate Bridge in Distance
Photo 5 View Golden Gate Bridge in distance
Photo 6 Another View of Golden Gate Bridge
Driving Distance, San Francisco to Sausalito, without taking any ferries:
1927 to 1938, after the Carquinez Bridge opened: 145 Miles
1938 to present, after the GG Bridge opened: 8 miles
What was the purpose of this bridge when they first built it? Did they know it would become a historic landmark?
I crossed the golden gate bridge many times from October, 1952 to June, 1954. I was stationed at Fort Berry, accross the bay from San Francisco. My wife Carolyn and I had an appartment in San Francisco. I went to see the San Francisco Seals baseball team play many games. They were members of the Pacific coast league. Some of the other league members were Oakland, Los Angles, Hollywood, San Deigo, Portland, and Seattle. Major league baseball haden't come to the west coast yet. We also saw one of the major ice shows at The Cow Palace. We have lots of memories in San Francisco. Oh, buy the way. We walked to the middle of the golden one time.