| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO:   The huge cables that pass over the 746 foot main towers act as hangers for the suspender cables.  The Suspender cables hold the roadway.  Those main cables are over 36 inches in diameter.  Each cable is 7,650 feet long.  The wire inside those main cables total more than 80,000 miles. This shot was taken from the San Francisco side, along a pathway that is full of wildflowers.  You can see that cyclists use one side of the bridge and pedestrians the other.  The Golden Gate is a toll bridge.  Tolls are only collected on the lanes heading into San Francisco.   More interesting facts on the Golden Gate Bridge website.  And here’s another perspective of the bridge:  Golden Gate Bridge

Shot handheld with Nikon D300, with a Nikkor AF-S 18-200 lens at 200mm, f9, 1/1000 sec., ISO 640.   Photo by John Ecker    |     Pantheon Photography

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