It’s Friday, May 27, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened May 27, 1937. Take a virtual walking tour of the bridge with this website from the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District.
When arriving at the link, click the “Start the bridge walk” text link under the image. A new window will open revealing the image slide show. Use the text link navigational commands to “look” left, right, backwards, up or down as well as to “walk forward” or “walk back”. Each command brings up a new view of the bridge. Click “end walk” to end the tour.
When you have finished your walk, use the menu on the left of the web page to see more images of the bridge by selecting:
- Historic Photos – See images of the chief engineer, Joseph B. Straus and the construction of the bridge.
- Contemporary Photos – View modern images of the art deco elements, beauty shots of the bridge, the Southeast Visitor area, bridge workers in action, and more.
- Then and Now – comparative views of the bridge
You may also want to dig deeper into the history of the Golden Gate Bridge by selecting the “Research Library” link. At this page visitors will find links to other pages filled with historical information, interesting facts and trivia, and much more.
Put on your virtual sneakers and enjoy the tour.