Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary plan


Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary plan
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BDCI) – To commemorate its 75th anniversary a sprawling waterfront festival and spectacular fireworks display is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.
In attempts to avoid the massive human span’s worst-ever congestion during the 50th birthday celebration of the bridge, the plans for this anniversary is to keep the attention on the Golden Gate, but lure the crowds away, where they can admire it from a safe distance.
“There was a sea of humanity on the roadway and sidewalks, and we don’t want to create a situation in which people can’t move like that again,” said Denis Mulligan, bridge general manager.
The Golden Gate Festival will include a two-day waterfront that will stretch from Fort Point beneath the bridge across Crissy Field and Marina Green, and down Fishermans’s Wharf to Pier 39. Visitors can expect watercraft parade, numerous music and dance stages, art installations, history and educational presentations, historic displays of cars from 1937 to the present and other bridge-related events on Crissy Field and Marina Green.
“We think there will be enough activities going on that people won’t want to miss,” Mulligan said. “If you have a great party somewhere else, maybe people won’t want to come and walk on the bridge that day.”

By: Jandra Bell
Source: SF Gate
Image: SF Gate
09 January 2012, 4:56pm PST


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