San Diego–Coronado Bridge

Coordinates: 32°41′11″N 117°09′30″W / 32.6865°N 117.1583°W / 32.6865; -117.1583
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San Diego–Coronado Bridge
Coordinates32°41′11″N 117°09′30″W / 32.6865°N 117.1583°W / 32.6865; -117.1583
Carries5 lanes of SR 75
CrossesSan Diego Bay
LocaleSan Diego and Coronado, California
OwnerState of California
Maintained byCalifornia Department of Transportation
ID number57 0857
DesignOrthotropic deck on box girder
MaterialPrestressed concrete and steel
Total length11,179 ft (3,407 m) or 2.1 mi (3.4 km) (including approaches)
Width63 ft (19 m) between curbs
Longest span660 ft (200 m)
No. of spans32
Piers in water21[1]
Clearance below200 ft (61 m)
Successful competition design1978 World Bridge Beauty Contest
Constructed byMurphy-Pacific
Fabrication byMurphy-Pacific[2]
Construction startFebruary 1967[3]
Construction costUS$48 (equivalent to $355 in 2021) million
OpenedAugust 3, 1969[4]
ReplacesSan Diego and Coronado Ferry
Daily traffic75,000 (2009)[4]

The San Diego–Coronado Bridge, locally referred to as the Coronado Bridge, is a bridge in the U.S. state of California. It opened in 1969. It connects downtown San Diego and Coronado Island.

References[change | change source]

  1. Payton, Mari; Krueger, Paul (May 8, 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: Divers Inspect Coronado Bridge". NBC San Diego. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  2. Kozy, Brian; Duan, Lian (2014). "2.4: Steel Girder Bridges". In Chen, Wai-Fah; Duan, Lian (eds.). Handbook of International Bridge Engineering. Boca Raton: CRC Press. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-4398-1029-3. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  3. "San Diego – Coronado Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project". Caltrans. March 1999. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "San Diego-Coronado Bridge Fact Sheet" (PDF). Caltrans. August 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2015.