75th birthday of Golden Gate Bridge, its history and importance
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75th birthday of Golden Gate Bridge, its history and importance

San Francisco : CA : USA | May 27, 2012 at 5:33 AM PDT
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The great Golden Gate Bridge will be turning 75 on May 27, 2012. The preparation for this great celebration is complete and the party has begun already. Thousands of people are expected to visit the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the fireworks.

The Golden Gate Bridge is not any ordinary bridge. The great bridge is a striking symbol of San Francisco that over the years has been the most recognizable landmarks in the world. The people of San Francisco believe that the bridge has provided them a worldwide recognition. They also insist that the attractiveness of San Francisco worldwide is due to this bridge.

The Golden Gate Bridge has one of the largest suspension bridge spans in the world and the 2nd longest suspension bridge main span in the United States. It was completed in 1937. Before that, a ferry was usually used to cross the length of the Golden Gate. In 1872, the first request for the bridge was placed and then it materialized later in 1937.

Giving details of the events that will take place near the bridge, The Los Altos Patch writes, “Various exhibits will be on display throughout the Marina, Presidio and Golden Gate National Park area all day including an orange artists’ exhibition at Fort Point to celebrate the bridge’s distinct coloring, music and dancing at Crissy Field and on the Marina Green, and a vintage maritime display with classic boats that can be viewed from St. Francis Yacht Club.”

The public too is encouraged by the event management to take part in the events including art exhibitions, film screenings, tours and talks. Meanwhile, the Presidio has planned to run an exhibition that focuses on imparting the history of the bridge. This includes the details of how the Golden Gate Bridge came into existence and what were the main reasons behind its construction. The agenda of this exhibition is to educate the thousands of people who have come across the country about the importance and uniqueness of the bridge, along with other recreational activities.

The bridge that was mainly constructed to ease the travel by cars is now visible from many directions. The photogenic qualities of this bridge have made it very attractive for tourists from all over the globe. In the day time, the Golden Gate Bridge stands tall and bright, whereas at night the gigantic bridge is all lit up, a monument on the horizon for those that can see it.

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Michelle Lincaster is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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