A few Golden Gate Bridge facts: there are six lanes of traffic; the length of the suspension portion is 1.2 miles; and an average of 115,000 vehicles drive across the bridge each day. And those of us who drive across it regularly know that you do not have to pay to drive out of The City, but you do have to pay the $6 cash, $5 Fastrak toll, to get into San Francisco. It didn’t start out that way.
When the bridge opened in 1937, there was a 50-cent toll each way. In October of 1968, the toll was changed to one way, southbound only, and the toll was still 50-cents to get into The City. What a bargain.
A local friend, Noah Griffin, is a singer, actor and inspirational speaker – www.noahgriffin.com. He wrote lyrics for the Official Ballad of the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy some beautiful scenes and Noah’s great voice: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ_5sUZzsmk