Timeless Beauty: The Golden Gate Bridge 77 Years Old Today

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

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director 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.