Photo courtesy of Craig Lee

It’s the most famous bridge in the world. So famous that an estimated 10 million people a year, from every corner of the planet, come to marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge’s beauty and grandeur. And there’s one man who is caretaker in chief.

Denis Mulligan is the 10th general manager and CEO of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. In addition to the bridge, the district manages the second-largest public ferry operation in California and the Golden Gate transit buses, shuttling riders between the North Bay and San Francisco.

Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge lasted from 1933 to 1937. A year before its completion, a worker stands on the north tower, which is 746 feet tall, and looks out toward the south tower and San Francisco. | Photo courtesy of Highway And Transporta...

Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge lasted from 1933 to 1937. A year before its completion, a worker stands on the north tower, which is 746 feet tall, and looks out toward the south tower and San Francisco.