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By Lexington Howe
Staff Writer 

A large Golden Gate Bridge replica stretches across a tiny riverbed in Fallbrook


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 11:02am

construction of replica of Golden Gate Bridge

Village News/Courtesy photo

A local metal welder in Fallbrook built a large-scale replica of the Golden Gate Bridge for his in-laws.

A local Fallbrook couple has recreated the Golden Gate Bridge.

A much smaller version, Chris Smith welded and created a Golden Gate Bridge replica for his father-in-law.

"My father-in-law, he was born in San Francisco and raised there, and so he was from the old school San Francisco, and he just loved San Francisco and he always talks fondly about it," Smith said.

His in-laws circumnavigated the globe for 11 1/2 years.

"They went 56,000 miles on a sailboat," Chris Smith's wife, Marni Smith, said.

"They also sailed under that bridge many times with their sailboat," Chris Smith said of the...

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