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Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 1933 - 1937
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Golden Gate (San Francisco Bay)
Coordinates: 37° 48' 50.00" N    122° 28' 40.00" W
Coordinates: 37° 49' 32.00" N    122° 28' 45.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 1 280 m
length of side spans 343 m
total length 2 737 m
cables number of cables 2
strands per cable 92
wires per strand 27 572
deck deck depth 7.6 m
deck width 27 m
clearance 67 m
tower height 227.4 m

Materials

cables steel
pylons steel
deck truss steel

Products, Services & Reports

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Chronology

1954
- 1955

Addition of Lower Lateral System.

November 1972
- May 1976

Suspender cable replacement.

1981
- 1982

Seismic retrofit.

November 1983
- August 1985

Roadway deck and sidewalk replacement.

Participants

Initial construction (1933-1937)
Architecture
Consulting engineers
Steel construction
Cable steel supplier
Lower lateral system addition (1954-1955)
Engineering
Seismic retrofit (2001-2005)
Consulting engineers
Contractor
Co-contractor
Prestressing
Suspender replacement, seismic retrofit & deck replacement (1981-1985)
Consulting engineers
Contractor
Cable steel supplier

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000029
Created: 28/10/1998
Last Updated: 22/07/2014