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Golden Gate Bridge, Spanning mouth of San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB124804
General View, Looking North, Showing The Bridge In Background And A 'section' Of The Wire Cable In The Foreground

HB124805
General View Of Bridge, Looking North, Showing The 'bay Side' Of The Structure

HB124806
General View, Looking North, With Approach Span Deck Arch On Left

HB124807
General View, Looking North, Showing The 'sea Side' Of The Structure

HB124808
General View, Looking South, Showing The 'bay Side' Of The Bridge

HB124809
General View, Looking South, Showing Concrete Anchorage At The North Abutment

HB124810
Detail View, Looking North, Showing Entrance To Pedestrian Walkway

HB124811
General 'barrel Shot', Looking South

HB124812
Detail View, Looking North From Bridge Deck, Showing Cables And Suspenders

HB124813
Detail View, Looking North From Bridge Deck, Showing Cables And Suspenders

HB124814
Detail View, Looking North, Showing Tower

HB124815
Detail View Of Tower, Looking Up From Bridge Deck

HB124816
Detail View Of Approach Span Deck Arch At South Abutment

HB124817
Detail View Of Trestle And Truss

HB124818
Detail View Of Suspender Connection To Cable

HB124819
Detail View Showing Foundation Of Trestle And Truss Approach Span

HB124820
Detail View Showing Connection Between Trestle And Bridge Deck

HB124821
Detail View Of Trestle Foundation

HB124822
General Elevation View, Looking East

HB124823
General View, Looking North From Shoreline, With Unidentified Sightseers In Foreground

HB124824
General View, Looking South At Dusk, Showing The 'sea Side' Of The Bridge

HB124825
Detail View Showing Lighting Fixture On Bridge Deck

HB124826
Detail View, Looking South, Showing Cable, Suspenders, Lighting Fixture And Bridge Deck

HB124827
Detail Telephoto View, Looking East, Showing Southern Tower With San Francisco In Background

HB124828
Detail Telephoto View Showing Top Of Tower

HB124829
General View, Looking South, Showing Fortification In Foreground

HB124830
General View From Top Of Southern Tower, Looking South

HB124831
General View From Top Of Southern Tower, Showing Cable

HB124832
General View From Top Of Southern Town, Looking North

HB124833
General View From Top Of Southern Tower, Looking North

HB124834
Detail View Of Cable Seat On Top Of Southern Tower

HB124835
Detail View Of Communication 'dishes' At Top Of Southern Tower

HB124836
Detail Of Cable And Suspender Connection

HB124837
Detail View Showing Connection Of Suspender To Floorbeam

HB124838
Detail View Of Suspender And Floorbeam

HB124839
Detail View Of Approach Span Deck Arch Abutment

HB124840
Detail View Of Approach Span Trestle And Truss Structure

HB124841
Detail View Of Approach Span At Southern End Of Bridge

HB124842
Detail View Of Southern Approach Span

HB124843
Detail View Of Bridge Plate

HB124844
Detail View Showing Section Of Cable And Statue Of Joseph B


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning mouth of San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-31
Building/structure dates: 1933 initial construction
Significance: Spanning one of the World's most spectacular channels, the Golden Gate Bridge is internationally renowned as a superb structural and aesthetic example of suspension bridge design.

Subjects
Suspension Bridges
Pedestrian Bridges
Transportation Engineering


Related Names
Strauss, Joseph B.
Pacific Bridge Company
John Roebling's Sons Company
Bethlehem Steel Company Incorporated
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING THE BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND AND A 'SECTION' OF THE WIRE CABLE IN THE FOREGROUND
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING THE 'BAY SIDE' OF THE STRUCTURE
3. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, WITH APPROACH SPAN DECK ARCH ON LEFT
4. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING THE 'SEA SIDE' OF THE STRUCTURE
5. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING THE 'BAY SIDE' OF THE BRIDGE
6. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING CONCRETE ANCHORAGE AT THE NORTH ABUTMENT
7. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING ENTRANCE TO PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY
8. GENERAL 'BARREL SHOT', LOOKING SOUTH
9. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH FROM BRIDGE DECK, SHOWING CABLES AND SUSPENDERS
10. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH FROM BRIDGE DECK, SHOWING CABLES AND SUSPENDERS
11. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING TOWER
12. DETAIL VIEW OF TOWER, LOOKING UP FROM BRIDGE DECK
13. DETAIL VIEW OF APPROACH SPAN DECK ARCH AT SOUTH ABUTMENT
14. DETAIL VIEW OF TRESTLE AND TRUSS
15. DETAIL VIEW OF SUSPENDER CONNECTION TO CABLE
16. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING FOUNDATION OF TRESTLE AND TRUSS APPROACH SPAN
17. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING CONNECTION BETWEEN TRESTLE AND BRIDGE DECK
18. DETAIL VIEW OF TRESTLE FOUNDATION
19. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW, LOOKING EAST
20. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH FROM SHORELINE, WITH UNIDENTIFIED SIGHTSEERS IN FOREGROUND
21. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH AT DUSK, SHOWING THE 'SEA SIDE' OF THE BRIDGE
22. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING LIGHTING FIXTURE ON BRIDGE DECK
23. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING CABLE, SUSPENDERS, LIGHTING FIXTURE AND BRIDGE DECK
24. DETAIL TELEPHOTO VIEW, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING SOUTHERN TOWER WITH SAN FRANCISCO IN BACKGROUND
25. DETAIL TELEPHOTO VIEW SHOWING TOP OF TOWER
26. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING FORTIFICATION IN FOREGROUND
27. GENERAL VIEW FROM TOP OF SOUTHERN TOWER, LOOKING SOUTH
28. GENERAL VIEW FROM TOP OF SOUTHERN TOWER, SHOWING CABLE
29. GENERAL VIEW FROM TOP OF SOUTHERN TOWN, LOOKING NORTH
30. GENERAL VIEW FROM TOP OF SOUTHERN TOWER, LOOKING NORTH
31. DETAIL VIEW OF CABLE SEAT ON TOP OF SOUTHERN TOWER
32. DETAIL VIEW OF COMMUNICATION 'DISHES' AT TOP OF SOUTHERN TOWER
33. DETAIL OF CABLE AND SUSPENDER CONNECTION
34. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING CONNECTION OF SUSPENDER TO FLOORBEAM
35. DETAIL VIEW OF SUSPENDER AND FLOORBEAM
36. DETAIL VIEW OF APPROACH SPAN DECK ARCH ABUTMENT
37. DETAIL VIEW OF APPROACH SPAN TRESTLE AND TRUSS STRUCTURE
38. DETAIL VIEW OF APPROACH SPAN AT SOUTHERN END OF BRIDGE
39. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTHERN APPROACH SPAN
40. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE PLATE
41. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING SECTION OF CABLE AND STATUE OF JOSEPH B. STRAUSS


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