Beautiful, intoxicating and instantly iconic, the Golden Gate Bridge is easily San Francisco's most photographed landmark.
This famous bridge cost $35 million (1937 dollars) to build and was finished ahead of schedule and under budget. Good luck making that happen today, heh.
One of the most persistent urban legends about the bridge is actually true: The U.S. Navy did try to get it painted black with yellow stripes. They were concerned ships would hit the bridge and block the crucial shipping lane. Luckily, the bridge planners went with a high-visibility orange color, now known the world-over as International Orange.
The bridge officially opened to the public on May 27, 1937.