Golden Gate Bridge


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Golden Gate Bridge,

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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 Drake.
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 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 (1,280 m), is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Joseph B. Strauss was the chief engineer.

Bibliography

See K. Starr, Golden Gate (2010).

Golden Gate Bridge

suspension bridge in San Francisco spanning the Golden Gate. [Am. Hist.: EB, IV: 607]
See: Bridge
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