Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary
Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary, Everyone likes to make a good impression on her birthday, and the Golden Gate Bridge is no different. The orange span was on glorious display Friday morning as the sun shone down on it and hundreds of people – many draped in the color du jour – gathered to exalt the bridge on its 75th birthday. The ceremony kicked off a weekend of celebrations that will culminate in a festival and fireworks display Sunday night.
In addition to professing their love and awe for the iconic bridge, many of the dignitaries who addressed the crowd on Friday noted the incredible foresight of those who built and supported the unprecedented public works project – particularly impressive because it happened during the Great Depression.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee declared Friday Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary Day in the city and said the span continues to symbolize the innovation and prosperity that are the hallmarks of the region.