Under the Golden Gate Bridge Note to TravelerCalifornia, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area7 Comments A view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point in San Francisco. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
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One can really feel the massiveness of the structure. Nice!
Thanks, Sandy. It was awesome to stand under the bridge and get a sense of the massive scale of it. It’s an engineering wonder.
I need to go back.
What the heck is that seemingly faux stone finish?! Is that just natural weathering? I worked at the Saint Francis Yacht Club when I was a kid, and went under the Golden Gate Bridge a few time while setting marks, but the bases were just bare concrete. I know it is old and weathered, but if that is a faux finish, it is weird.
The clarity on this image is cranked up, but even on the original copy of the image, it looks like stone, not bare concrete. If you get a chance, visit Fort Point. You’ll get a firsthand view of the bridge materials. Pretty awesome.
Until the past many years, I used to go to Fort Point occasionally. I did a bit of work in San Francisco, and was often there when I was a kid. That part of the Golden Gate Bridge always looked like bare concrete. I tried to find an article about it getting outfitted with faux stone, but can fine nothing about it. I can’t help but wonder why it looks like that. Many bridges here have been retrofitted during the last few decades, and many of the major bridges have been replaced. Yet, it seems like something this major would have been in the news. It certainly got my attention.