Golden Gate Bridge Facts



  • The Golden Gate Bridge spans San Francisco Bay in California, USA.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s largest suspension bridges.
  • The total length of the bridge is 2737 m.
  • The towers at either end are 340 m high. The suspended span between the towers is 1280 m, one of the longest in the world.
  • The road is 67 m above the water, although this varies according to the tide.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge was designed by Joseph Baerman Strauss and built 14 $35 million, a third of the original cost estimate.
  • The bridge was opened to traffic on 27 May 1937.
  • The bridge carries two six-lane highways and pedestrian paths.
  • Unusually, the bridge is double-deck, carrying traffic one way on the upper deck and the other way on the lower deck.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most beautiful — and busiest — bridges in the world.