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Golden Gate Bridge by Randy Sargent

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Taken by
Randy Sargent Randy Sargent
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Print Pricing
$8.00 to $700.00
0.44 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 28, 2006
Date taken
Nov 29, 2006

Can you find the number of miles of cable it took to build the bridge? Speed limit on the bridge? Alcatraz?

Gigapan Comments (15)

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  1. Michael McGinn

    Michael McGinn (October 17, 2013, 12:06AM )

    This picture inspired me to travel to San Francisco and take my own Gigapan picture of the Golden Gate Bridge. I took my picture from the same spot as Randy took his. Check out my picture to see the changes seven years makes. www.gigapan.com/gigapans/137042 Thanks Randy for the inspiration!

  2. Giga Works

    Giga Works (February 26, 2011, 08:07AM )

    Lots of things to discover! Nice spot. Please check mine, it was taken in Beirut, Lebanon: gigapan.org/gigapans/67894/

  3. Leuis Dan

    Leuis Dan (June 06, 2010, 10:11PM )

    The real "Golden Gate" is the strait that the bridge spans. It was first named "Chrysopylae," meaning "golden gate," by Captain John C. Fremont in 1846. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest span in the world from its completion in 1937 until the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built in New York in 1964. Golden Gate Bridge facts to illustrate its size: 1) Total length: Including approaches, 1.7 miles (8,981 feet or 2,737 m). 2) Middle span: 4,200 feet (1,966 m). 3) Width: 90 feet (27 m). 4) Clearance above the high water (average): 220 feet (67 m). 5)Total weight when built: 894,500 tons (811,500,000 kg). 6) Total weight today: 887,000 tons (804,700,000 kg). Weight reduced because of new decking material. 7) Towers: o 746 feet (227 m) above the water o 500 feet (152 m) above the roadway o Each leg is 33 x 54 feet (10 x 16 m) o Towers weigh 44,000 tons each (40,200,000 kg). o There are about 600,000 rivets in EACH tower. it is nice pieces to capture in camera www.northamericavoyage.com/the-gol den-gate-bridge.html Will open in
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  4. David Holstius

    David Holstius (June 19, 2009, 01:44PM )


  5. Jonatas Araujo

    Jonatas Araujo (February 20, 2009, 04:23AM )


  6. Ramen Gajendran

    Ramen Gajendran (February 17, 2009, 04:35PM )

    This Gigapixel picture is amazing! Everyone should see this picture from Gigapan. Thanks Randy. I appreciate it. I would like to add the history of Golden gate brige to see. The Golden Gate Bridge construction began on January 5, 1933. The project cost more than $35 million. Strauss was chief engineer in charge of overall design and construction of the bridge project. Strauss remained head of the project, overseeing day-to-day construction and making some groundbreaking contributions. The bridge has approximately 1,200,000 total rivets. The weight of the roadway is hung off of two cables that pass through the two main towers and are fixed in concrete at each end. Each cable is made of 27,572 strands of wire. There are 80,000 miles (129,000 km) of wire in each of the two main cables;[22] the total is sufficient to go around the world roughly 6 times. The project was finished by April 1937, $1.3 million under budget. The bridge-opening celebration began on 27 May 1937 and lasted for one week. The day before vehicle traffic was allowed, 200,000 people crossed by foot and roller skate.[4] On opening day, Mayor Angelo Rossi and other officials rode the ferry to Marin, then crossed the bridge in a motorcade past three ceremonial "barriers," the last a blockade of beauty queens who required Joseph Strauss to present the bridge to the Highway District before allowing him to pass. An official song, "There's a Silver Moon on the Golden Gate," was chosen to commemorate the event. Strauss wrote a poem that is now on the Golden Gate Bridge entitled "The Mighty Task is Done." The next day, President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, DC signaling the official start of vehicle traffic over the Bridge at noon. When the celebration got out of hand, the SFPD had a small riot in the uptown Polk Gulch area. Weeks of civil and cultural activities called "the Fiesta" followed. A statue of Strauss was moved in 1955 to a site near the bridge. athma-pure.blogspot.com Will open in
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  7. Troyzkoi

    Troyzkoi (January 25, 2009, 11:47AM )

    Yes I can, 80,000 miles of cable, 45 mph, and yes I see Alcatraz. Can you find Waldo???????

  8. Rockmin

    Rockmin (August 28, 2008, 05:56PM )

    I love these types of gigapans! I really enjoy finding the double (or even triple) exposures of people as they travel. For instance, pink jacket lady is in the far right area coming out of the building but she is also in the far left area....

  9. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (May 25, 2008, 07:57PM )

    Very nice

  10. Marco Linori

    Marco Linori (May 17, 2008, 03:04AM )


  11. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (April 30, 2008, 07:29PM )

    Actually this was taken by Randy using a Gigapan camera, and so the ghosting is happening precisely because each picture is taken at a different time, and so something can be partially in one frame, but the rest of it can be gone from the adjacent frame by the time that next, adjacent image is snapped. The stitcher (that Randy wrote!) then does a nice job of blending and lining things up anyway; but the partial objects are, in effect, in "motion" during the Gigapan acquisition process.

  12. Gabriel Paun

    Gabriel Paun (April 30, 2008, 09:44AM )

    It will be really useful to have the author post technical details about this panorama. It would help identify the source of many errors like ghost humans and partially visible objects.

  13. Stellan Klebom

    Stellan Klebom (February 23, 2008, 02:25PM )

    This picture is very humorous with all it's partially visible humans and objects.

  14. Nathan Stodola

    Nathan Stodola (December 04, 2007, 09:59AM )

    Wow, your placement in Google Earth is almost uncanny!

  15. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (January 28, 2007, 05:32PM )

    I remember Randy said it was windy when he took this picture. There are clues about that! Flag...

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