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Golden Gate Bridge

(Encyclopedia) Golden Gate Bridge, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco to Marin Co., W Calif.; built 1933–37. Its overall length is 9,266 ft (2,824 m); its main span across the strait, 4,200 ft…

Golden Gate

(Encyclopedia) Golden Gate, strait, 4 mi (6.4 km) long and 1 to 2 mi (1.6–3.2 km) wide, linking San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. It was discovered in 1579 by the English explorer Sir Francis…

El Cerrito

(Encyclopedia) El Cerrito l sr´t, city (1990 pop. 22,869), Contra Costa co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1917. It is primarily residential. Golden Gate Fields Racetrack is nearby.

Sausalito

(Encyclopedia) Sausalito sôsl´t, residential city (1990 pop. 7,152), Marin co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1893. It is the northern terminus of the Golden Gate Bridge. The artists…

The Golden Gate Bridge

It took four years to build the Golden Gate Bridge, but today's seismic engineers estimate it could take less than sixty seconds to destroy if an earthquake's epicenter hits near the bridge... It…

Tamalpais, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Tamalpais, Mount tm´lps, peak, 2,604 ft (794 m) high, W Calif., across the Golden Gate from San Francisco. The mountain is a game preserve and a resort. The city of Mill Valley…

San Francisco Bay

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco Bay, 50 mi (80 km) long and from 3 to 13 mi (4.8–21 km) wide, W Calif.; entered through the Golden Gate, a strait between two peninsulas. The bay is as deep as 100 ft (30…

San Bruno

(Encyclopedia) San Bruno sn broo´n, city (1990 pop. 38,961), San Mateo co., W Calif., a suburb on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1914. There is light manufacturing and petroleum refining. The Golden Gate…

Golden Gate Bridge Opens

May 27, 1937 by Marcus McGraw   Source: Wide World Photos Related Links Bridges San Francisco San Francisco Landmarks Slideshow Earthquakes Live views of the…