Golden Gate Bridge Vibration Studies

by George S. Vincent,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 2, Pg. 667-701

Document Type: Journal Paper


Analysis of movement at ten locations on main and side spans of Golden Gate bridge; it is shown that oscillations are almost always symmetric with amplitude inhibited by sharply downward deflection of prevailing west wind as it passes over high hill before passing north side of span; installation of bottom lateral system to prevent recurrence of torsional motion.

Subject Headings: Bridges | Vibration | Bridge tests | Span bridges | Oscillations | Symmetry | Displacement (mechanics) | Wind engineering

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