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)
- •June 3, 1980Longtime Chronicle photographer and photo editor Gary Fong got stuck in Golden Gate Bridge gridlock, stepped out of his car and snapped this iconic photo.
- •Sept. 24, 1936The 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.
- •May 8, 2012A 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.
- •May 27, 1937Planes fly between the north and south towers of the Golden Gate Bridge high above the pedestrians celebrating the span's opening.
- •May 27, 2012Bursts 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.