US Landmarks and Monuments You Ought to Visit at Least Once in Your Lifetime

Golden Gate Bridge

Heralded internationally as one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Golden Gate Bridge is perhaps the most iconic suspension bridge project ever undertaken.

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A view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California on December 23, 2017. (Photo by Ronen Tivony) (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The concept for the bridge was first proposed by an ambitious engineer by the name of Joseph Strauss. However, it was the relatively unknown architect Irving Morrow who actually would end up design most of the bridges most iconic features. Construction cost more than $35 million and took four years to complete. Today, over 13 million visitors come to gaze at the 2-mile-long bridge every year.

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