At its center, the height of the Golden Gate Bridge from the water to the underside of the bridge deck averages 220 feet (or 67 meters) at high tide, increasing to 225 feet (or 68.5 meters) at low tide.
The bridge towers stand 746 feet (or 227 meters) above the water and 500 feet (152 meters) above the road deck.
Cars are allowed on Lombard Street in San Francisco although the iconic ‘crooked’ section is one-way only, downhill between Hyde and Leavenworth streets.
To drive down the famous zigzag section you will need to approach from the west on Lombard Street, or alternatively head north on Hyde Street and turn right at Lombard Street to access the top of the hill. Note that vehicles traveling south on Hyde Street are not allowed to turn left onto Lombard Street.
Bear in mind that it is a popular tourist attraction and in summer months, particularly at weekends, there can be long lines of cars backed up on Lombard Street waiting their turn to drive down. Mornings are generally the least busy time.
ABC Broadcast Center is located on Front and Vallejo Streets in North Beach, San Francisco, where the studios of KGO-TV, ABC’s owned and operated local television station, branded as ABC 7, is based.
San Francisco channel KRON 4 also leases working and studio space in the same building, but as a competing TV station, their facilities are completely separate from those of KGO TV.
KGO-TV’s former sister radio station, KGO-AM, vacated its space in the building in 2011, moving into the broadcast facilities of its new owner Cumulus Media on Battery Street, San Francisco.
San Francisco experiences foggy weather, particularly in the summer months, as the hot air in California’s Central Valley rises upwards, creating a low pressure region that causes the cooler moist air sitting over the surface of the Pacific Ocean to be sucked inland.
The air over the Pacific Ocean is laden with moisture which condenses into water droplets as it moves over cooler areas of sea along the northern California coastline, essentially forming very low cloud or fog. The fog, known as advection fog, tends to peak in July and August when the inland valley temperature is at its highest, and movement of sea currents along the California coast cause cold water from the depths of the ocean to rise to the surface leading to further cooling of the air layer above the sea.
San Francisco is particularly prone to fog because of its location by the ocean at the entrance to the Golden Gate Strait. This opening in the coastline provides an ideal route for the cool air flowing in off the ocean which drags the sea fog in with it.
Embarcadero Station is the busiest BART stop when measured by the average number of passengers exiting the station on weekdays.
During February 2020, BART reported that an average of 47,941 people exited the station daily on weekdays, followed closely by 45,090 at nearby Montgomery Street Station.
Embarcadero Station is a combined BART and Muni Metro rapid transit underground station on Market Street between Drumm Street and Beale Street near The Embarcadero in San Francisco’s Financial District.