The San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary! This beautiful bridge has been a stunning backdrop to many wonderful memories.
Being born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have driven over the Golden Gate Bridge dozens of times and thought it would be fun to share a few facts about this iconic landmark.
First, lets talk about that incredible color!
Currently, the paint is supplied by Sherwin Williams and is made to match the Bridge International Orange color formula. The closest off-the-shelf paint color that Sherwin Williams has available is "Fireweed" (color code SW 6328).
The Maltese Falcon (1941): One of the best classic detective mysteries ever made. With a slow camera pan in a grayish 1940s, several San Francisco landmarks show up including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Ferry Building, and the Bay Bridge
Vertigo (1958): A story about a San Francisco detective and his psychological troubles with fear of heights and obsession over a woman. They spend some time at the Golden Gate Bridge.
High Anxiety (1977): This film was partially shot in San Francisco, with some scenes taking place in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency as well as under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Superman (1978): The Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) arrives in time to save a school bus on the edge of the Bridge.
Interview with a Vampire (1994): A vampire tells his epic life story, with a dramatic ending on the Golden Gate Bridge.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006): Magneto Man moves the Golden Gate Bridge...nothing to it!
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009): A monster named Susan moves vehicles on the Golden Gate Bridge. Susan is among the crew trying to save us from extra-terrestrial threats, and there's a standoff on the Bridge.
You can find more facts and history about the Golden Gate Bridge on the website found here. Also be sure to visit the official Golden Gate Bridge – 75th Anniversary website here.
Have you ever been to San Francisco? Have you driven across the Golden Gate Bridge?