The Golden Gate Bridge is awash in warm light from the setting sun in San Francisco, California, February 13, 2015.
Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images
Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 80

The iconic bridge opened to pedestrians on May 27, 1937, and opened to vehicular traffic the next day.

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The Golden Gate Bridge, which took over four years to construct, was an engineering marvel of its time. The bridge continues to be one of the country's most recognizable landmarks.

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