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Golden Gate Bridge - Wikipedia

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California – the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The Frommer's travel guide describes the Golden Gate Bridge as "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world." At the time of its opening in 1937, it was both the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m).

Before the bridge was built, the only practical short route between San Francisco and what is now Marin County was by boat across a section of San Francisco Bay. A ferry service began as early as 1820, with a regularly scheduled service beginning in the 1840s for the purpose of transporting water to San Francisco.

金门大桥 - 百度百科

金门大桥(英文:Golden Gate Bridge),峙于美国加利福尼亚州旧金山金门海峡之上,是世界著名的桥梁之一,也是近代桥梁工程的一项奇迹。

桥身全长1900多米,历时4年,利用10万多吨钢材,耗资达3550万美元建成,由桥梁工程师约瑟夫·斯特劳斯(Joseph .Struss, 1870—1938年)设计。因其历史价值,英、美两国于2007年合拍同名纪录片。金门大桥...

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