Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Golden Gate Bridge

I'm here at the Golden Gate Bridge-- the most famous bridge in California (maybe the most famous bridge in America).

The bridge was built during the Depression. In the past, there was no way to go across the mouth of the bay, so everyone had to take ferry boats. Now, you can drive across.

By the way, the bridge isn't gold, its orange. The name "Golden Gate" is actually the name of the mouth of the bay-- its the "gate" that leads from the ocean into the bay.

The Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. The Marin Headlands are a big nature park. There are many birds in the park, and coyotes too.

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