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After much conjecture, construction began on the bridge over the golden gates in January 1933 and completed in April 1937 at a cost of around US$34 million. At that time, the bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world spanning 1,280.2 metres. The famous colour, orange vermillion, was selected by architect Irving Morrow because of the way it blends into the environs and increases visibility during times of fog.
There are walkways on either side of the bridge. The main walkway is on the eastern side, facing into America, while the western side facing the Pacific is open to pedestrians on the weekend. There are many companies hiring bikes to keen cyclists determined to cross the icon using pedal power. The trip isn't as easy as it sounds, because the wind gusts can be substantial.
The other main bridge of San Francisco is the Bay Bridge that links the city with Oakland.
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Flights from Australia to San Francisco will disembark at San Francisco International Airport.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is situated south of the city. The airport opened in 1927 and was awarded Best International Airport in 2008 by Skytrax.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to San Francisco International Airport. Book your San Francisco Airport accommodation.
Getting to San Francisco
There are many airlines that offer flights to San Francisco from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around 13 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Melbourne via Auckland or Los Angeles take between 19 and 24 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Sydney take between 19 and 20 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Honolulu or Los Angeles take between 19 and 22 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to San Francisco
Airlines that offer cheap flights to San Francisco from Australia include:
For more on San Francisco holidays check out our San Francisco travel guide or view our range of San Francisco holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.