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Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge opened to to pedestrians on 27 May 1937 and vehicular traffic the next day.

What is the Golden Gate Bridge?

The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile-long (8,981 feet or 2,737 m) suspension bridge in California. It spans the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean.

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At the time it opened, the Golden Gate bridge was one of the world's largest single-span suspension bridges (The longest from 1937 until 1964).

  • Total length: Including approaches, 1.7 miles (8,981 feet or 2,737 m)
  • Middle span: 4,200 feet (1,966 m).
  • Width: 90 feet (27 m)
  • Clearance above the high water (average): 220 feet (67 m)

Towers:

  • 746 feet (227 m) above the water
  • 500 feet (152 m) above the roadway
  • Each leg is 33 x 54 feet (10 x 16 m)

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge

Since 1998, the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge has been the world's largest single-span suspension bridge.It has six lanes and links the island of Awaji and the mainland city of Kobe, a distance of four miles. The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge holds three records: it is the longest, tallest, and most expensive suspension bridge ever built.

 

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