This Week in History: On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened in San Francisco, California. About 200,000 people walked across the bridge on that first day.
The bridge has been declared by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the wonders of the modern world, in line with the Panama Canal, Channel Tunnel, and the Empire State Building. According to Frommer's travel guide, the bridge is considered "possibly the most beautiful, certainly most photographed bridge in the world."
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