Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75! | 511 Contra Costa

Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75!

Sunday, May 27th, will mark a significant day for the Bay Area as the Golden Gate Bridge will celebrate its 75th Anniversary! The nationally recognized landmark’s huge milestone will come with a lot of festivities and celebration.
Golden gate bridge
Photo credit: praphulm
In honor of this historic achievement a grand Golden Gate Festival will be on be held Sunday, May 27th , from 11am to 11pm with activities including: a fireworks show in the evening; a “Road Trip Through History” throughout the day in which vintage cars and motorcycles will be featured from 1937 – when the bridge was constructed – to present; live music and anniversary merchandise! For a full list of events happening on the Anniversary itself and throughout the year, see the anniversary’s event page.
Equally exciting as festivities, the anniversary will bet met with lasting site improvements: a revitalized Bridge Plaza, an upgraded Bridge Cafè (already finished), new overlooks, a Bridge Pavilion (the first in the bridge’s history) and more!
The bridge is sure to be an especially filled with visitors this Sunday, car parking will be severely limited so avoid driving at all costs– it is highly recommend you get there by foot, bike, or public  transit. There are plenty of alternatives to driving to reach the bridge festivities, be sure to check out the full list of a dozen or so transportation options that will help you get there.
For more information, visit the Golden Gate 75th Anniversary’s website and contact page.

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