On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge, connecting the city of San Francisco to the Marin Headlands, opened to the public. Many San Franciscans celebrated the landmark’s "Pedestrian Day" opening, when people, but no cars, were allowed on the bridge. Visitors walked, skated, ran, and even danced across the bridge, painted bright orange to stand out in the region’s dense fog.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry accomplish Verb
to succeed or complete a goal.
to observe or mark an important event with public and private ceremonies or festivities.
large settlement with a high population density.
civil engineer Noun
person who works in the design and construction of buildings, roads, and other public facilities.
to build or erect.
having parts or molecules that are packed closely together.
the art and science of building, maintaining, moving, and demolishing structures.
clouds at ground level.
Encyclopedic Entry: fog headland Noun
point of land, usually a steep cliff, that descends into a body of water.
a prominent feature that guides in navigation or marks a site.
pedestrian noun, adjective
person who travels by walking.
suspension bridge Noun
bridge with its deck hanging from cables strung between towers.