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Buildings and structures in Marin County, California

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 45. Chapters: Golden Gate Bridge, Mission San Rafael Arcángel, San Quentin State Prison, Hamilton Air Force Base, Galilee, Richmond - San Rafael Bridge, Marincello, Mill Valley Air Force Station, Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Fort... Viac o knihe

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 45. Chapters: Golden Gate Bridge, Mission San Rafael Arcángel, San Quentin State Prison, Hamilton Air Force Base, Galilee, Richmond - San Rafael Bridge, Marincello, Mill Valley Air Force Station, Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Fort Baker, The Marine Mammal Center, Institute of Noetic Sciences, United States Immigration Station, Angel Island, Sausalito Yacht Club, Redwood Creek Native Plant Nursery, Skywalker Ranch, Marin County Airport, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Headlands Center for the Arts, Point Bonita Light, Marin County Civic Center, Benjamin and Hilarita Lyford House, Sweetwater Saloon, Waldo Grade, Point Reyes Lifeboat Station, 2 AM Club, Lime Point Light, SF-88, Marin Computer Center, Old Saint Hilary Church, Mount Tamalpais Cemetery. Excerpt: The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, the structure links the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937, and has become one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States. Despite its span length being surpassed by eight other bridges since its completion, it still has the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. It has been declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world". Golden Gate with Fort Point in foreground, circa 1891Before the bridge was built, the only practical short route between San Francisco and what is now Marin County was by boat across a section of San Francisco Bay. Ferry service began as early as 1820, with regularly scheduled service beginning in the 1840s for purposes of transporting water to San Francisco. The Sausalito Land and Ferry Company service, launched in 1867, eventually became the Golden Gate Ferry Company, a Southern Pacific Railroad subsidiary, the largest ferry operation in the world by the late 1920s. Once for railroad passengers and customers only, Southern Pacific's automobile ferries became very profitable and important to the regional economy. The ferry crossing between the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco and Sausalito in Marin County took approximately 20 minutes and cost US$1.00 per vehicle, a price later reduced to compete with the new bridge. The trip from the San Francisco Ferry Building took 27 minutes.

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2011
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781156691373

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