One only turns 75 once, and the major celebration that is taking place for the Golden Gate Bridge’s big 75th birthday is fitting for one of the greatest architectural icons in the world.
Improvements at the South plaza visitor center are well underway, including spectacular new overlooks, improved trails, and new visitor facilities. The Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion and renovated historic Round House will open in May, just in time for the great Golden Gate Festival that will take place May 26-27 along the north San Francisco waterfront.
All of this would not be possible without the generosity of our ten corporate sponsors and our media partners. In the weeks ahead, we will write an entry on each, sharing the highlights of their partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. With a total budget of over $18 million for all anniversary-related work, the sponsors are providing over $4 million to help pay for the celebration. Sponsors are also stepping up to each find their own way to promote the anniversary, whether to internal audiences or via national channels.
Happy Birthday Golden Gate Bridge – here’s to the next 75 years!