Golden Gate Bridge Improvements

by Daniel E. Mohn, Dist. Engr.; Golden Gate Bridge & Highway & Transportation District, Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA 94129,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 5, Pg. 50-51

Document Type: Feature article


The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District engineer talks about improvements made to the Golden Gate Bridge since opening day. Improvements covered include: wind bracing, a new protective paint system, suspender rope replacement and structural improvements. The author also discusses the replacement of the original bridge deck with a lightweight orthotropic steel plate deck, an improvement which won the Golden Gate Bridge an Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.

Subject Headings: Bridge decks | Highway bridges | Steel bridges | Orthotropic bridges | Bridges | Steel plates | Highway engineering | Wind engineering

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