Travelers arriving on flights to San Francisco in 2012 are in for a treat. The city has kicked off a year-long celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of its iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Dozens of city officials and local residents were on hand Monday to announce a year’s worth of festivities along the San Francisco waterfront. Those plans include new guided tours and a slew of outdoor celebrations.
However, officials stressed that there would not be a public walk across the bridge this time around. According to ABC News, unexpected crowds overwhelmed the bridge on its 50th Anniversary, causing a minor panic when it began to sway.
Originally opened in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was for year’s the world’s longest suspension bridge. Because of its location in the windy Golden Gate Strait, it is designed to move several feet in all directions.
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