Golden Gate Bridge

United States of America

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County.

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    Golden Gate Bridge                                

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  • Young Californians pursued sports that, like California itself, brought nature and technology into new combinations. Surfing was not alone in employing innovative technologies through which one might align oneself with natural forces. Windsurfing also depended on a range of recently invented high-tech materials, and, as was evident from the figures moving across the waves at incredible speeds between the Golden Gate Bridge and Crissy Field in San Francisco, brought the human body to new levels of speed through windpower. “There is something very special about belonging to a community made up of men and women who are prepared to make a superior physical effort,” Bill Abeel wrote in American Windsurfer in the spring of 1998, “[who] fall willingly into cold water, and choose winds a little beyond their ability to learn more about themselves.” Known as the Flying Dutchman, Abeel—a successful oil investor and art, cigar, and martini connoisseur whose annual Wisteria Party in the garden of his Pacific Heights home was a premier San Francisco social event—was enjoying his fourteenth windsurfing season on San Francisco Bay, and his eightieth year on Earth.

    Kevin StarrCoast of Dreams

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    2007
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    1997
    Katharine Graham

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    2008
    Joshua Spanogle

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    Laura Fraser

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    Michelle Richmond

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    Matthew Brzezinski

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  • Undefeated

    2012
    Bill Sloan

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    2000
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