Golden Gate Bridge
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Architect Joseph B. Strauss
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Location San Francisco, California   map
Date 1933 to 1937   timeline
Building Type suspension bridge
 Construction System steel frame, steel cables
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Structural Modern with some Art Deco details
Notes Joseph B. Strauss, chief engineeer. One of the longest bridges in the world, a powerful and elegant human structure in an equally beautiful natural location.


Photo, exterior overview from the SF shore

Photo, exterior, looking north

Photo, exterior, through the trees


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This beautiful suspension bridge is a beloved symbol of the San Francisco Bay Area. It bridges across the mile-wide Golden Gate strait that connects San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean.


Overall bridge length of 9266 feet, or 2824 meters
Bridge main span length of 4200 feet, or 1280 meters

Depth of Golden Gate strait, about 400 feet, or 130 meters

Sources on Golden Gate Bridge

Modern Marvels: The Golden Gate Bridge. VHS video, NTSC format. — Video available at

Johnson Architectural Images. Copyrighted slides in the Artifice Collection.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Golden Gate Bridge


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