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Happy 75th, Golden Gate Bridge!

Share your photos and favorite memories with Campbell Patch to help us celebrate the iconic bridge's 75th anniversary.

To think that there was once a time when the only way to get across the bay was by boat or a long journey over land.

Today marks the 75th anniversary of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. The city, always one to throw a big party, is hosting a slew of events today, culminating in a fireworks spectacular from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

We at Campbell Patch want to hear from you what your favorite memories of the bridge are and hope you'll share your favorite pics of you with the bronze beauty as well.

Here's what our Mountain View Patch editor, Claudia Cruz, had to say about the first time she saw the iconic gateway to the sea:

The first time I ever saw the Golden Gate Bridge was when I flew to San Francisco to interview with Patch for this position (!) two years ago in April 2010. From my childhood friend's Pacific Heights apartment window I caught my first glimpses of the span of the big orange bridge. It was beautiful and magnificent. That afternoon, Marissa and her daughter took me to Baker Beach for a better view.

Did the bridge make you leave your own heart in San Francisco? Tell us in the comments about the first time you saw the bridge and upload your favorite pics to this article with a caption.

It may be 75, but the Golden Gate has never looked better.

Heads up! We'll ask you to put up other Golden Gate Bridge photos in the future in different categories, like most creative angle and best composition. So get them ready!

Paperlandmarks May 27, 2012 at 03:13 PM
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