Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 with pomp and circumstance


A tourist takes a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge on January 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is preparing for the 75th anniversary of the iconic Golden Gate

With the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge set for Sunday, drivers were being reminded to steer clear of the landmark span that evening, when an all-out fireworks show will cause a one-hour traffic shutdown.

And there will be a flotilla of well-wishers already out on the bay to greet her: Her departure coincides with the numerous events planned for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. "USS IOWA will be departing the Port of Richmond,

By Gabrielle Levy As the Statue of Liberty is to the east, the Golden Gate bridge is to the west. It occupies a unique place in American culture. It isn't the longest bridge in the world (that honor goes to the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China),

Friday's festivities unveiling new visitor facilities at the bridge also kicked off a weekend of celebrations marking the crossing's 75th anniversary.

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