Determined eligible by the Keeper of the National Register in 1977 and again in 1980 based on additional information. It was also reevaluated and additional components of the bridge system were determined eligible in 1997 and 2008. The bridge became a registered California State Historical Landmark (#974) on 6/18/1987. A National Historic Landmark Nomination is pending.
The Golden Gate Bridge (27 0052) is a steel suspension bridge with a reinforced-concrete deck supported by two main steel towers on concrete piers. The approach spans on both sides are predominantly steel, including a deck arch, deck truss, and plate girder, with a reinforced-concrete deck. It is one of the most widely recognized bridges in the world. It features two Streamline Moderne towers and a 4,200-foot span that was once the longest in the world until 1959. Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architectural features are present in the towers, pylons, anchorages, railings, light standards and the International Orange paint color (originally known as red vermillion).
Criteria Consideration (g) - less than 50 years old. The Golden Gate Bridge is an outstanding example of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture combined with, at that time, the most up-to-date engineering principles.