The Golden Gate Viewpoint in Mill Valley, California offers stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and the surrounding hills and landscapes

The viewpoint is located on a hilltop in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, just off Conzelman Road

The bridge's signature orange color was originally intended to be a sealant to protect the steel from corrosion

At the time of its construction, the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world

The bridge's towers are 746 feet (227 meters) tall, and the roadbed is suspended 220 feet (67 meters) above the water

The bridge is not painted regularly, but is instead constantly being touched up with new coats of paint

The bridge has two sidewalks, one on each side of the road, which are open to pedestrians and bicyclists during daylight hours

Over 100,000 vehicles cross the Golden Gate Bridge each day

The bridge has been the site of several high-profile protests and stunts, including a tightrope walk by Philippe Petit in 1974 

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks in the world. In 1987, the bridge was designated a California Historical Landmark