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Happy 75th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge

May 27, 2012 @ 9:13 AM by jzipperer with [0] comments

Today, Google celebrates the 75th anniversary of the now-iconic Golden Gate Bridge with its latest search-page image.Google doodle

Google notes that there was much opposition to the bridge when its construction was being planned and debated. Some of that opposition even came from The Commonwealth Club, though the Club didn't issue an official position on the matter. (We're quite taken with the bridge now, so consider us to have been won over.)

The Club has held many programs over the years concerning the bridge - most recently just this past Thursday. You can learn about those programs, comments, and even selected audio by visiting this search page.

And if you're in the Bay Area, then you know that today, Sunday, May 27, there are tons of events across the area celebrating this marvel of engineering. Enjoy.