Our Favorite Golden Gate Bridge Photos

The Chronicle's archive is home to hundreds of striking shots of the Golden Gate Bridge; these are some of the best. Learn more about the bridge: http://sfchron.cl/bridges (via Tim O'Rourke)
  1. June 3, 1980
    Longtime Chronicle photographer and photo editor Gary Fong got stuck in Golden Gate Bridge gridlock, stepped out of his car and snapped this iconic photo.
  2. Sept. 24, 1936
    The Golden Gate Bridge doesn't look half-bad in this photo showing the progress of construction about eight months before the bridge's opening. The photographer's name has been lost to time.
  3. May 8, 2012
    A rolling fog bank seemingly swallows the Greatest Bridge Ever Built, hiding the southern end of the icon, in this image captured by former Chronicle photographer Mike Kepka.
  4. May 27, 1937
    Planes fly between the north and south towers of the Golden Gate Bridge high above the pedestrians celebrating the span's opening.
  5. May 27, 2012
    Bursts of fireworks and thousands of cheers mark the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge's opening in this shot by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Michael Macor.