Timeless Beauty: The Golden Gate Bridge 77 Years Old Today

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The iconic Golden Gate Bridge opened 77 years ago today.

To celebrate, the U.S. Department of the Interior released this image.

The three-mile span over Golden Gate Straight between San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was constructed in four years and three months. It cost $35 million, which was $1.3 million under budget.

It opened on May 27, 1937. Hope I look so good at age 77.

—Sean McCoy

Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.