Golden Gate Brig

The Gowden Gate Brig is a suspension brig spannin the Gowden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-lang channel atween San Francisco Bay an the Paceefic Ocean.

Gowden Gate Brig
A view o the Gowden Gate Brig frae the Marin Heidlands in Januar 2007.
Coordinates37°49′11″N 122°28′43″W / 37.81972°N 122.47861°W / 37.81972; -122.47861Coordinates: 37°49′11″N 122°28′43″W / 37.81972°N 122.47861°W / 37.81972; -122.47861
Carries6 lanes o US 101 / SR 1 (see ablo), pedestrians an bicycles
CrossesGowden Gate
LocaleSan Francisco, Californie an Marin Coonty, Californie, U.S.
Mainteened biGowden Gate Brig, Highway an Transportation Destrict[1]
DesignSuspension, truss arch & truss causeways
Tot lenth8,981 ft (2,737.4 m),[2] about 1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Width90 ft (27.4 m)
Hicht746 ft (227.4 m)
Langest span4,200 ft (1,280.2 m)[3]
Clearance abuin14 ft (4.3 m) at toll gates, heicher truck loads possible
Clearance ablo220 ft (67.1 m) at Tide
DesignerJoseph Strauss, Irving Morrow, an Charles Ellis
Construction beginNot recognized as a date. Years must have 4 digits (use leading zeros for years < 1000).
Construction endNot recognized as a date. Years must have 4 digits (use leading zeros for years < 1000).
Opened 27, 1937; 87 years ago (1937-05-27)
Daily traffic110,000[4]
TollCaurs (soothboond anly)
$8.00 (Pay bi plate), $7.00 (FasTrak), $5.00 (carpuils durin peak oors, FasTrak anly)
Designatit18 Juin 1987[5]
Reference no.974
Designatit21 Mey 1999[6]
Reference no.222


  1. "Golden Gate Transportation District". Retrieved 20 Juin 2010.
  2. Golden Gate Bridge at Structurae
  3. Denton, Harry et al. (2004) "Lonely Planet San Francisco" Lonely Planet, United States, ISBN 1-74104-154-6
  4. "Annual Vehicle Crossings and Toll Revenues, FY 1938 to FY 2011". Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Archived frae the original on 2 September 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  5. "Golden Gate Bridge". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
  6. "City of San Francisco Designated Landmarks". City of San Francisco. Archived frae the original on 25 Mairch 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2012.