The Golden Gate Bridge runs from the city of San Francisco in the south to Marin County near Sausalito in the north. The bridge is named after the Golden Gate Strait that it passes above, a body of water that connects the Pacific Ocean with the San Francisco Bay.
The Golden Gate Bridge spans the strait that is more than 1 mile wide. It is one of the largest bridges in North America. During construction of the bridge, which lasted from 1933 to 1937, 11 workers died. Of those, 10 of those workers died near the end of the construction in 1937 when a piece of scaffolding fell through the safety net carrying 12 workers.