By Igor Polk, photography 1998-2002, text and tour updated in 2006
- Some time ago I've made these pictures and the virtual tour while strolling around San Francisco. Here I present it to you in the new virtual tour form already familiar to the visitors of this site. There are 136 pictures in the tour.
Click on a photo to start your virtual tour !, to enter the Virtual Walk along Golden Gate Bridge. This is the same tour with several entrances into it.
- Start the walk at the San Francisco end of the bridge. Below is Fort Point built in the middle of 19th century as a part of fortification system of American California to protect San Francisco Bay.
Walk along the bridge is a favorite attraction for many local inhabitants as well as for many tourists, visitors of the city.
The bridge is a part of highway 1 stretched along the Pacific coast and connecting all sea-side towns and bays. Locally it connects San Francisco and the Peninsula to the northern part of San Francisco Bay Area: Marin county. Closest attractions there are Sausalito and Muir Woods.
The height of the bridge allows even the largest ships to pass easily underneath. At this picture you can evaluate how incredible this is.
Click on the picture to start virtual tour at this point.
This is a perfect illustration of power of steel. It is difficult to imagine by an unprepared mind that two of these cable less than a meter in diameter but consisting of about 27,000 wires hold the weight more than 800,000 tons. It is about the same as a cube of water 100 meters in length, width and height.
- Here we are at the panoramic place at the center of the bridge where you can touch the cables. This place is about 70 meters above the water - still lower than the Statue of Liberty height: 93 m. We are at about the waist of the statue. Still high enough for the largest ships.
Here is the previous version of the Golden Gate Bridge Walk.
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