Monday, June 13, 2011

The Golden Bridge

We spent a day in the Port of San Fransisco.
What a remarkable day as we took a tour of this magnificent bridge.
This was the longest span in the world till 1937.
Today it is the 9th longest suspension span.

We had a tour in the morning....via bus,
but to sail under the bridge, toward evening
was another view I never anticipated.
  • Total length: Including approaches, 1.7 miles (8,981 feet or 2,737 m)
  • Middle span: 4,200 feet (1,966 m).
  • Width: 90 feet (27 m)
The real "Golden Gate" is the strait that the bridge spans. It was first named "Chrysopylae," meaning "golden gate," by Captain John C. Fremont in 1846.



It towers 746 feet above the water.
500 feet above the roadway.

It was an unbelievable journey to cruise under this span with clear skies.
Yes boys, some day you will ask us about this bridge,
and we'll be able to tell you that we took you there....
Now they were anxious to go back on the cruise boat.



6 comments:

  1. What a view you had! With all the photos that are bound to be taken I'm sure the little guys will remember this fabulous holiday.

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  2. What a great experience for your grandsons! Looks like a fun trip.

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  3. That is some bridge. Love the last photo......what fun you have together.

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  4. Enjoyed catching up on your last few posts! Looks like you're having a fabulous time!

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  5. Now that's up close and personal. Very nice shots and such good weather you got...

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  6. Wow! What a gorgeous day for a cruise! And Disney too - your grandboys are blessed!

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