January 30, 2007


Golden Gate Bridge Roadway, Sidewalks and Parking Areas

Remain Open as the Queen Mary 2 Sails Beneath the Bridge

on Sunday, February 4, 2007, at approx 3:30 pm

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) will make maritime history when she makes her maiden call to San Francisco on February 4-5, 2007. Thousands of maritime enthusiasts and well-wishers are expected to view the ship as she sails beneath the Golden Gate Bridge at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 4. Surrounded by a flotilla of ships, yachts and escorted by San Francisco fire boats, QM2 will circle the harbor before docking at Pier 27 at 8:00 p.m.

The Golden Gate Bridge roadway and parking areas will REMAIN OPEN. The east sidewalk will REMAIN OPEN to pedestrians and the west sidewalk will REMAIN OPEN to bicyclists.

The ship’s arrival can be seen from several excellent viewing locations, including:

  • Golden Gate Bridge Vista points on both north and south sides of bridge
  • Pier 45 and Pier 39
  • Fort Mason
  • Aquatic Park
  • Crissy Field

The height of the QM2 as it passes under the Bridge will be 203.5 feet with a draft of 32 feet 8 inches and a height of 236 feet 2 inches. The clearance under the Bridge at mid-span is about 220 feet.

The QM2 will make San Francisco her only visit to the West Coast in 2007. QM2’s San Francisco arrival marks the 26th day of her maiden Around the World in 80 Days voyage. From San Francisco, she’ll sail a south-westerly course toward the South Seas, Australia, China, India, Egypt and the Mediterranean.