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At the Gate

I had a wonderful morning at the Golden Gate Bridge at Marin Headlands. I had hope for some fog, but then to see this beautiful structure so clearly and majestically illuminated is a good alternative.

The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world".

Construction began on January 5, 1933, and was completed after more than four years at a cost of $35 million. The bridge opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937 at twelve o'clock noon when President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in the White House announcing the event. The opening was ahead of schedule and $1.3 million under budget.