The Golden Gate Bridge Looks Good as Ever on Its 75th Birthday

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Yesterday was the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th birthday. To mark the occasion, there was a day-long party in San Francisco, which culminated in a massive fireworks display and light show. And we have to say, the old bridge looks as beautiful as ever bathed in the light of the fireworks.

The bridge, opened on May 27th 1937, is a wonder of engineering, spanning 4,200 feet to link the city of San Francisco to Marin County. So wonderful, in fact, that it was named one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Judging by this picture, taken by Thomas Hawk, that's a title it still deserves. [SF Gate]

Image by Thomas Hawk under Creative Commons license