Published May 27, 2017 at 8:31 PM | Updated at 8:35 PM EDT on May 27, 2017
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrians 80 years ago, on May 27, 1937.
It spawned the narrow Golden Gate Strait – from which it took its name – between the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. The bridge took four years to build. At the time it was completed, it was the world's largest suspension bridge.
Here's a look back at what the bridge looked like at the time it was completed.