|San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Golden Gate, a strait between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It connects the city with Marin County. The bridge was designed and built in 1929-1937. Irving Morrow acted as consulting architect and Joseph Strauss was the designer and chief engineer. Actual construction started in January, 1933. Here are virtual tours along the bridge. Walk along the bridge, virtual stroll, visit nearby places with great views of the bridge. Have experience as if you are there! All of San Francisco on-line.|
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Constructed in 1861 to protect San Francisco. It fulfilled its purpose: no enemy ever tried to approach the shores.
Fort Point light house:
Can you believe your eyes? A 19th-century fort and a light house are right under the bridge. During the construction of the bridge, the fort was carefully preserved. As a historical arti-fact? May be not only.
Joseph Strauss statue and the gift shop. Located near toll plaza 9 (on the left) and the parking lot (behind us), this place is a starting point for a walk across the bridge. Go forward to get there.
A suspension cable section. The cable has 27,572 wires.
Now we are on top. It is the best San Francisco attraction - to walk across the Bridge. Let's go. Start your virtual stroll here.
The south tower. It rises to 746 ft (227 m) above the sea level, or 500 ft (152 m) above us. Width of the bridge is 90 ft (27 m). A central span - 4200 ft (1280 m).
A walk across the sea. A flight to the sky.
At the Tower
We are at the middle of the bridge 246 ft ( 75 m ) above the sea level. One of the best views of San Francisco and neighborhood.
Here is the intermediate finish of your virtual stroll. Golden Gate Bridge viewed from Marin County. We finished our walk at the vista point. You can get here by car, but it is not the same. I can not even find words to compare. Look at the hill on the right. There is our next stop. Muir Woods is nearby.
From the north. Battery Spencer.
If you are a dedicated tourist, you will get here. The best view of the bridge. A 10-20 minutes walk from the preceding location. Uphill. Take the pedestrian walkway under the bridge and follow the signs. Find this way in our virtual tour. You can get here by car too. The battery buildings of 20th and 19th century are behind us. This is the best place to take the Golden Gate Bridge photo.
We are on the road toward Hawk Hill looking behind.
View of the Presidio of San Francisco. The Richmond district is on the right-hand side. Baker Beach is visible there too on the very right. Mount Sutro and the Sutro TV Tower dominate the skyline.
We are at the Hawk Hill. View of the North Tower.
Yerba Buena Island is right behind the top of the tower. Alcatraz is a little to the left. Kirby cove is below. Mount Diablo dominates the horizon on the left side. See this tiny peak? Well, on a large picture it looks much better. On the left side you can see a road we've just taken. We are actually above the bridge towers and still can climb higher to visit a magnificent fort of the 20th century - the battery construction N127, but that is in another tour.
Sunset. Now you can see why all this is called "Golden."
Ships are big. But the Bridge is much bigger.
A Golden Gate to California. Welcome!
The Golden Gate Bridge at night
Now back to San Francisco. Land's End. We've just been at the hills on the left. Now we are at the Palace of the Legion of Honor.
Farther to the west. Camino del Mar. This is Angel Island behind the Bridge. On a sunny day the bay is filled with sailing-ships.
Farther away. We are at Pacific ocean at Ocean Beach and Cliff House.
Golden Gate Park is behind us. Tourists do not know the Sutro park (my favorite one) which is on top of the hill. Golden Gate Bridge is a greatest but just one of San Francisco's numerous attractions. It is not visible from here, but now you know what to expect advancing around the hill...
Where is the Golden Gate Bridge? ---- In San Francisco :)
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|Enter. If you did not do it yet, take a walking virtual tour along the bridge - click on the image on the left. This tour as well as many other San Francisco tours is available in full with large pictures. The software which you are going to try creates an illusion of presence at the place as close to reality as modern technology allows. This is not a VR panorama or a set of annotated pictures like this page.|
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