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(Huffington Post)   Happy 75th birthday to the Golden Gate Bridge, the most beautiful bridge in the world   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-05-26 03:10:58 PM  
i.imgur.com

Hitchcock loved ya too, baby!
 
2012-05-26 04:27:45 PM  
How much blood is on that devil bridge's trestles?
 
2012-05-26 04:33:01 PM  
The Mighty Mac has something to say about that!

www.mightymac.org
 
2012-05-26 04:35:31 PM  
Who wants to hear a story about a bridge?

/buzz killington
 
2012-05-26 04:38:12 PM  
wait, there's a net under it now? so we can just go and jump off for jollies? nice!
 
2012-05-26 04:39:09 PM  

Anyone gotta bridge they'd like to sell???
Seriously, Yay Huzzah for the Golden Gate Bridge!!

 
2012-05-26 04:39:28 PM  

plc5_250: The Mighty Mac has something to say about that!


... no. Just no.

Especially with that awful color combination.
 
2012-05-26 04:40:45 PM  
scm-l3.technorati.com
sez meh!
 
2012-05-26 04:43:21 PM  
dang file size limits

upload.wikimedia.org

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-26 04:44:13 PM  
the most beautiful bridge in the world

Um, no. It looks pretty much the same as any other suspension bridge, including the nearby Bay Bridge, which has more towers.
 
2012-05-26 04:47:35 PM  
If it wasn't for that bridge Marilyn Demont would be alive today. Who knows maybe she would have grown up to cure AIDS.

Girl 5, and Father Jump from Golden Gate Bridge
 
2012-05-26 04:49:18 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Some amazing photos of FARK UK (Daily Fail).
 
2012-05-26 04:52:18 PM  
scusi?

venicetravels.net
 
2012-05-26 04:53:33 PM  

TravisBickle62: How much blood is on that devil bridge's trestles?


Are you talking about jumpers or construction workers?

Very few died during construction. One of the first bridges built with an installed safety net.

farkityfarker: the most beautiful bridge in the world

Um, no. It looks pretty much the same as any other suspension bridge, including the nearby Bay Bridge, which has more towers.


That's like saying all cars look alike and therefore none can be considered beautiful. I've seen plenty of ugly suspension bridges too. The Golden Gate is a beautiful design, period.
 
2012-05-26 04:53:40 PM  

borg: If it wasn't for that bridge Marilyn Demont would be alive today. Who knows maybe she would have grown up to cure AIDS.

Girl 5, and Father Jump from Golden Gate Bridge


Not too bright even for a 5 year old.
 
2012-05-26 04:55:18 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Helen Keller's plane before she got caught by the Nazis.
 
2012-05-26 04:56:27 PM  

farkityfarker: the most beautiful bridge in the world

Um, no. It looks pretty much the same as any other suspension bridge, including the nearby Bay Bridge, which has more towers.


You mean you think it's knees are too sharp?
 
2012-05-26 05:06:37 PM  
Meh.
 
2012-05-26 05:08:44 PM  
I don't know about most beautiful, but it's certainly has dramatic scenery, a beautiful design, and a FABULOUS city nearby. That's right, Sausalito.
 
2012-05-26 05:12:03 PM  
There's a documentary, I think called The Bridge that chronicles suicides from the bridge. They set up long range camera's and just filmed people on the bridge. If they saw a suicide about to occur they called the cops, but ...

They got an amazing amount of criticism for the filming, which is odd since pretty much no one knew they were there except the authorities who received the calls. Some of their calls lead to rescues, some people got close to jumping then chickened out (or sobered up), some people had no delay at all, just walked out on the bridge picked their spot and were over the side in a matter of seconds.

I remember around the 50th anniversary there was also an extensive interview with one of the few survivors, a woman in this case, of a suicide attempt from the GG.
 
2012-05-26 05:15:46 PM  

farkityfarker: the most beautiful bridge in the world

Um, no. It looks pretty much the same as any other suspension bridge, including the nearby Bay Bridge, which has more towers.


Um, no. The Golden Gate Bridge is unlike any other suspension bridge built.

Here's a few reasons why. Two billion-plus vehicles have made the trip between San Francisco and Marin County on The Golden Gate Bridge since 1937. It has been in more movies than Ronald Reagan. It's my daily commute.
 
2012-05-26 05:20:24 PM  
The Mighty Mac has something to say about that!

www.mightymac.org

So true....so true.

/Proud Michigander.
 
2012-05-26 05:21:00 PM  
Technically, the Chateau de Chenonceau is a bridge. And a damned pretty one, too.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-26 05:23:12 PM  
The Brooklyn Bridge says, "Fark you, Holmes."
 
2012-05-26 05:24:11 PM  
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Smallberries: There's a documentary, I think called The Bridge that chronicles suicides from the bridge. They set up long range camera's and just filmed people on the bridge. If they saw a suicide about to occur they called the cops, but ...
They got an amazing amount of criticism for the filming, which is odd since pretty much no one knew they were there except the authorities who received the calls. Some of their calls lead to rescues, some people got close to jumping then chickened out (or sobered up), some people had no delay at all, just walked out on the bridge picked their spot and were over the side in a matter of seconds.



ummm...the controversy was that they lied to the government to get permission to shoot, they said it was going to be a 'day in the life' kind of thing, and they did not mention they were there to shoot suicides.
Also, the filmmakers interviewed the families and friends of the deceased without telling them they had footage of their loved ones dying, and that they were going to put it on the big screen.
That film is truly disturbing, and honestly I do not understand how those filmmakers can live with themselves after making that, and all the lies they had to tell to make the film.
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ANYWAY! That said, I plan on going to the bridge Sunday night to see the fireworks. They are closing the bridge from 9-10pm for them. WOOOHOOOO!
 
2012-05-26 05:24:46 PM  

browneye: The Mighty Mac has something to say about that!

[www.mightymac.org image 640x409]

So true....so true.

/Proud Michigander.


Proud copy catter, I would say.

www.maaia.com
 
2012-05-26 05:30:55 PM  
Weren't we just talking about bridges yesterday?
 
2012-05-26 05:30:57 PM  
My grandfather's favorite picture.....

i291.photobucket.com

Miss you GPA....

/dusty
 
2012-05-26 05:31:24 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Technically, the Chateau de Chenonceau is a bridge. And a damned pretty one, too.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x215]


Nice house, but the basement is always damp.
 
2012-05-26 05:31:32 PM  
www.multiwebvista.com

The Forth Road Bridge.

If it isnae Scottish, it's shiat.
 
2012-05-26 05:34:23 PM  
i3.photobucket.com

Coco LaFemme: The Brooklyn Bridge says, "Fark you, Holmes."



2/28/03 by me
 
2012-05-26 05:36:18 PM  

Delay: Here's a few reasons why. Two billion-plus vehicles have made the trip between San Francisco and Marin County on The Golden Gate Bridge since 1937. It has been in more movies than Ronald Reagan. It's my daily commute.


So having a lot of traffic makes the bridge look different?
 
2012-05-26 05:39:05 PM  
It doesn't have its own Simon and Garfunkel song.
 
2012-05-26 05:41:53 PM  

GungFu: www.multiwebvista.com

The Forth Road Bridge.

If it isnae Scottish, it's shiat.


I don't know if you posted that because of this fact but the original design for the Golden Gate bridge was similar to that.

Of course everyone's glad now they went with the suspension design.
 
2012-05-26 05:44:17 PM  
Snapped this one on one of the Alcatraz tours last year.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-26 05:47:35 PM  

GungFu: [www.multiwebvista.com image 640x224]

The Forth Road Bridge.

If it isnae Scottish, it's shiat.


Isn't that actually the second or third Forth bridge?
 
2012-05-26 05:50:08 PM  
I'm at the presidio right now watching the old WWII battleship travel underneath the golden gate bridge. So sweet, how often do you get a picture like that?

I didn't even know it was happening today, such good farking luck
 
2012-05-26 05:50:27 PM  
And not one of you can ever think of it again without thinking of this


encrypted-tbn1.google.com

and the theme song it rode in on
 
2012-05-26 05:52:05 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: GungFu: [www.multiwebvista.com image 640x224]

The Forth Road Bridge.

If it isnae Scottish, it's shiat.

Isn't that actually the second or third Forth bridge?


That is the Forth Rail Bridge. The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge.
 
2012-05-26 05:53:37 PM  

plc5_250: The Mighty Mac has something to say about that!

[www.mightymac.org image 640x409]


Indeed. And it's longer too.

/have driven on both
//when I stayed in Mackinaw City I had a hotel room with a lovely view of the bridge
 
2012-05-26 05:54:20 PM  

mexican bathtub cheese: Dwight_Yeast: GungFu: [www.multiwebvista.com image 640x224]

The Forth Road Bridge.

If it isnae Scottish, it's shiat.

Isn't that actually the second or third Forth bridge?

That is the Forth Rail Bridge. The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge.


The fourth rail bridge?
 
2012-05-26 05:57:19 PM  
Hehe, subby made a funny.
 
2012-05-26 06:01:11 PM  
That's not a bridge mate, THIS is a bridge:

/Tron rocks!!
 
2012-05-26 06:01:28 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net

It's all good until THIS happens.
 
2012-05-26 06:01:37 PM  

plc5_250: The Mighty Mac has something to say about that!

[www.mightymac.org image 640x409]


Just don't drive a small car over it during high winds.
 
2012-05-26 06:01:39 PM  
I agree with the Mighty Mac people.

I drove 1300 miles to take this picture.

skankboy.com
 
2012-05-26 06:01:44 PM  

hbk72777: And not one of you can ever think of it again without thinking of this


idiotflashback.files.wordpress.com

i.imgur.com

I was always partial to Malden and Douglas, myself.

/A Quinn Martin production
 
2012-05-26 06:02:39 PM  
Wouldn't let me post the picture.
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-05-26 06:04:04 PM  

evil saltine: mexican bathtub cheese: Dwight_Yeast: GungFu: [www.multiwebvista.com image 640x224]

The Forth Road Bridge.

If it isnae Scottish, it's shiat.

Isn't that actually the second or third Forth bridge?

That is the Forth Rail Bridge. The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge.

The fourth rail bridge?


The rail bridge over the Firth of Forth.
 
2012-05-26 06:08:28 PM  
And now, the most beautiful bridge out of this world:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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