Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates 75 years image

Yesterday, May 28th, the San Francisco Bay celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.

“I was in this little house in Scotland, looking at this bridge every night and thinking, ‘That’s amazing. I wonder if I’ll ever go there,'” said Ian Robertson of Dundee, Scotland. “It’s a beautiful sculpture. It’s imagination. It’s elegance. And it works in all weather.”

Crissy Field was filled with thousands of people on Sunday, May 28th, gathered to celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary. Besides fireworks other activities included art shows, live music, renditions of “San Francisco and boat parades.

“It was beautiful how the city put together such spectacular fireworks,” said Fernando Tercero, who came to watch the fireworks. “I’ve never seen anything like that. I’ve been to many events, but this is No. 1 on my list.”

But the darker history of the Golden Gate Bridge was also revealed during the festivities. The Bridge Rail Foundation, working to prevent bridge suicides, showed 1,558 pairs of shoes symbolizing the estimated number of those who jumped off the bridge since its opening in 1937. Unfortunately, this number is still increasing, as the body of a man was found near ST. Francis Yacht Club today morning. The police is currently investigating if the incident was a suicide.