Sunday, January 3, 2016

Marin County, California Bridges: The Golden Gate Bridge

December 2015 (37.827, -122.488) The Golden Gate Bridge
The other big bridge in Marin County is the Golden Gate, which connects San Francisco and Marin Counties. We last studied this bridge from my wife's Prius on August 6, 2014. Today's view is from the Marin Headlands, but unfortunately, Point Diablo is blocking our view of the north end of the bridge. Actually, there are really great views just north of the Point, but it was so crowded with tourists when we visited, that I couldn't find a place to park. However, we are planning to go back in a few weeks and hopefully I can take a photo of the entire bridge then.

Behind the Golden Gate Bridge is the City of San Francisco to the right, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (the Bay Bridge) in the center, and the Oakland Hills on the left. We were lucky to have such a clear view, since the Golden Gate is often shrouded in fog.

Unlike the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge suffered no damage during the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. However, the epicenter of that earthquake was 100 km away. The bridge owner (The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District) is currently completing a retrofit design of the main spans and construction will hopefully commence in 2017.
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