The dramatic green bridge has been designated as the official landmark welcoming visitors to Los Angeles. San Pedro's Golden Gate was the first bridge of its kind to be constructed on pilings. It is designed to withstand winds of 90 miles per hour, double that required by code. The overall length of the bridge is 6,050 feet, with a main suspension span of 1,500 feet and 500-foot spans on either side. The towers are 365 feet high.