43. The Golden Gate Bridge

One of the most beautiful, and recognizable California is the Golden Gate Bridge in the city San Francisco. The bridge spans the San Francisco , and is part of a network of five bridges that cross the bay in the San /Oakland area. The region with its bay has one the most breathtaking views in the world, and of which is the historic Golden Gate Bridge.

is perhaps the most iconic and recognizable landmark the entire United States. Construction on the bridge in 1933, while the country was deeply mired the Great Depression. Many people think the bridge , in large part, responsible for the country's economic because of the number of workers employed. The used to build the bridge also contributed to manufacturing, distribution, and transportation.

The bridge connects San to the San Francisco peninsula in Marin County both California State Route 1, and U.S. Route . Before the bridge was built, the only way get from one location to the other was go around the bay, or to take a across. Construction of the bridge was controversial at time. Many thought the project was simply too , expensive, and dangerous to build. The construction plan concentrated on safety for the workers who would involved in the construction, and it worked well February 17, 1937. Remarkably, only one worker had up to that date, but on that date, scaffolding collapsed killing 10 men in the tragic .

The bridge was completed later that year, and been in use ever since. It is one California's great landmarks with people from all over world drawn to see it.