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Happy Birthday! Golden Gate Bridge Turns 82

Happy birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!

Eighty-two years ago Monday, the iconic bridge linking San Francisco and Marin County opened up to pedestrians. Cars zipped across the bridge for the first time the following day.

An estimated 200,000 people poured onto the bridge to celebrate its grand opening on May 27, 1937, according to the bridge's website.

Workers spent just over four years building the 1.7-mile long bridge.

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