Essay about Features Of Truss Bridges And The Golden Gate Bridge

1364 Words Nov 12th, 2015 6 Pages
There are many different types of bridges. More specifically, there are many types of truss bridges. One popular truss bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge, which is located in San Francisco, California. This bridge is a Warren deck truss bridge because of the equal size of the diagonals and to contain both tension and compression (Types of bridges) and it has a Suspension, fixed and approach Spans because of the metal braced ribbed deck arch.(Golden Gate Bridge). Some other important features of this bridge are steel girders are which were used to strengthen and add support to the bridge 's roadway. (The Golden Gate Bridge and Its Environment) There are many materials that were used to create this bridge. Such as masonry, iron, steel, concrete, fiber, timber, stone. But almost all bridges are made of steel and concrete.(Smart Materials Improve Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Design)

The Golden Gate Bridge has two main towers that support the two main cables. These two main cables pass over the tops of the two 746-ft-tall towers and they are secured at both ends. The carbon steel wire comprising each main cable was laid by spinning wire, using a loom-type design that moved back and forth as it laid the wire in place to help form the cables. The Golden Gate Bridge has 250 sets of vertical suspender ropes that are placed 50 feet apart on both sides of the Bridge. Each suspender rope is 2-11/16 inches in diameter. Also after the original concrete roadway deck was…

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