The Golden Gate Bridge is celebrated for its beauty, charm and Art Deco design elements. (Net proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to non-profit charitable organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.) The GG Bridge has been “captured with light” by award-winning San Francisco Bay Area photographer Rich Edwards. Experts long said that it would be impossible to construct a bridge spanning the 6,700 foot Golden Gate Strait due to the blinding fog and ferocious winds. Nevertheless, decades after first being envisioned by railroad magnate Charles Crocker, the $35 million bridge construction project began on January 5, 1933. Painted “international orange” to complement its natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, at 4,200 feet, opened on May 27, 1937, and was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.