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It was on November 18, 1936, that the two sections of the main span were joined in the middle. From the holdings of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, Used with Permission, www.goldengate.org

Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary

San Francisco has held a yearlong 75th anniversary celebration of the opening of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge with a string of parties, guided tours and festivals. The bridge opened to the public on May 27, 1937.