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This summer I went from LA, around the Grand Canyon, past Las Vegas, through Yosemite, via the coast to San Fran. What a journey!! Almost too many impressions in 3 weeks time.
This is taken on one the last days of the holiday actually, but it was one of the (city)highlights and the bridge symbolyses the States for me. We went over it by mountainbike, as many tourists do. it's a great cycle from the pier to San Saulito, a lovely village on the other side of the bridge.
This photo was taken art the second pilar. It almost seems I'm hanging of the bridge to make it, but don't worry, I was still on my bike (with a bit of fear of hights! For the first time in my life!).

Some facts about the bridge;
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate from the opening into the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. It connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County as part of US Highway 101 and State Route 1.
The Golden Gate Bridge had the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937 and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and the United States. In the 70 years since completion, the span length has been surpassed by seven other bridges. It still has the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City.
Longest span 4,200 feet (1,280 m)[1]
Total length 8,981 feet (2,737 m)
Width 90 feet (27 m)
Height 746 feet (227 m)

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