The Golden Gate Bridge cradles the San Francisco bay in picture-perfect splendor. When it was first opened on May 27, 1937 it boasted a reputation of being both the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. Here, a look back at the images and footage that capture the extraordinary feat of constructing one of the most iconic bridges in history.Underwood Archives/Getty Images Before the Bridge Underwood Archives/Getty Images Engineering Marvel Underwood Archives/Getty Images Halfway to Hell
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