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San Francisco Celebrates Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

Ace May 27, 2012 0
San Francisco Celebrates Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

This Sunday, the city of San Francisco will be celebrating the 75th Birthday party of the Famous Golden Gate Bridge.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to make their way to the iconic landmark for the daylong Festival. The Festival itself will take plaxe at Crissy Field. The bridge will also be closing at night for an hour to accommodate a 9:30 p.m. fireworks show.

Sadly, northern San Francisco and southern Marin County are looking at a potential traffic nightmare.

It is encouraged that people attending the festival use public transportation, walk or bike to the event so they dont have to endure the traffic. Furthermore, no public parking will be available at or around the festival site or the Golden Gate bridge itself on Sunday.

Through all of this excitement, Golden Gate Ferry workers announced they will end their one-day strike and return to work Sunday morning. This is just in time to provide more service across the bay. That’s about 35 more workers lending a hand.

The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed from 9 to 10 p.m. on Sunday for the fireworks show, because some of the skyrockets will be shot directly from the bridge.

 

 

Bridge events

For more information on the Sunday festival and the dozens of other anniversary events, visit goldengatebridge75.org.

For traffic and transit information, visit 511.org.

Highlights of the weekend’s festivities:

75th anniversary tours

Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Meet at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.

For More Details: www.nps.gov/safr.

Golden Gate Festival

Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (Bridge closed to traffic from 9 to 10 p.m.)

Admission is free.

Main activities at Fort Point, Crissy Field, the Presidio and Marina Green.

Additional anniversary activities at Fort Mason Center, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Maritime Historical National Park, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39.

No event parking. People are advised to take public transit, walk or bike.

For More Details Visit SFGate.com’s bridge page: www.sfgate.com/golden-gate-bridge.

 

 

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