No bridge walk for Golden Gate’s 75th, but big celebration in the works 

Unlike its 50th birthday in 1987, when over 800,000 people showed up to celebrate, the Golden Gate Bridge will not close down its roadway to celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2012.

Security concerns, construction projects and other issues have led bridge officials to nix plans for a mass bridge walk, but the district is still planning to celebrate the iconic span’s 75th birthday in style.

A special committee has already been assembled to plan the big day, and early proposals include a series of celebrations scheduled for various Bay Area county fairs. A more focused picture on the 75th birthday gala is expected to arrive in the coming months, with the bridge district getting special help from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, a local nonprofit organization that helped revitalize San Francisco’s Crissy Field.

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