More Americans have visited the Golden Gate Bridge than almost any other landmark in the world. A Travel + Leisure survey found the California landmark ranked behind only the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building as most visited – and just ahead of the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Colosseum.
This weekend, the bridge marks its 75th anniversary. Although it is no longer the world’s longest suspension bridge – as it was when it opened in 1937 – it remains an engineering marvel. You can read about the bridge’s design history, including the modifications it required over the years, here.
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