What is a Name — The Golden Gate? The strait of water flowing between the San Francisco peninsula and the headlands of Marin was formed during the last. Find out more about the history of Golden Gate Bridge, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide ( km), one-point-seven-mile-long ( km) channel Construction end : April 19.