On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to the people of San Francisco, and on May 28, cars were allowed to drive on it. This was more than four years after construction had started. You can see a comparison of what the bridge looked like on “Pedestrian Day,” and how it looked 50 years later with people walking on it here. This card was mailed in 1937 by someone who had walked across the bridge. While the bridge looks red on here, the color is actually called “international orange,” and is resistant to rust and fading.
If you drive on the bridge today, you can’t pay for your toll in cash. If you don’t have the necessary account setup, you can pay online, phone, or in person at another location.