ClientNational Park Service (NPS)
BackgroundThe Point Bonita Lighthouse and Fog Signal buildings are critical to marine navigation through the hazards of the Golden Gate. They are located on a steep rocky promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the entrance to the San Francisco Bay.
A suspension bridge was constructed in 1954 after a series of landslides caused a 150-foot section of the original land bridge to slough away, isolating the lighthouse and fog signal from the mainland. The suspension bridge provides the only access to these facilities.