Building Over the Golden Gate

by Charles Seim, Principal; T.Y. Lin International, 315 Bay St., San Francisco, CA 94133,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 5, Pg. 46-49

Document Type: Feature article


Charles Seim discusses the struggles of the original bridge advocates to garner support for the Golden Gate Bridge, an idea which originally met with a considerable amount of public opposition. Seim draws upon his own familiarity with the history and the recollections of Howard Schirmer, engineer for the bridge's north tower, to describe, step by step, the process by which the bridge was built, the problems encountered and the various innovative techniques used on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Subject Headings: Bridge towers | Bascule bridges | History | Innovation

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