Contemporary Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge:

Beauty Shots of the Bridge

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Beauty Shots of the Bridge



Sunrise at the Golden Gate Bridge

(from Southeast Visitor Area - Flag Pole Hill).


From the Southeast Visitor Area - Flag Pole Hill,

the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County to the north,

and Angel Island to the right.


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The Bridge is painted international orange which

blends in well with the cobalt blue sky and

surrounding green hills.

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Fort Point as seen from the east sidewalk.



Golden Gate Bridge - view from Vista Point

parking lot locatedon the northeast side

of the span.


From its vantage point overlooking the

Golden Gate Strait (the body of water

that the Bridge spans), Fort Point protected

the San Francisco harbor from Confederate

and foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War.

Fort Point is a National Historic Site (visit



Golden Gate Bridge security patrols are coordinated with

other agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard.


Southeast side of the Bridge, on the way to the

Fort Point National Historic Site

(take Lincoln Blvd, to Long Avenue, to Marine Drive).



The sun rises over the city by the San Francisco Bay

as seenfrom Vista Point in Marin County.


The view when standing on top of one of the Bridge's

two massive main cables.This was taken by a

Bridge Operating Engineer at "midspan."


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Two photos taken from the east sidewalk at the south tower looking north to Marin.



This amazing photo was taken by

Frank Fennema Photography,

September 12, 2009, at 4:58am.