San Diego–Coronado Bridge

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San Diego–Coronado Bridge
San Diego-Coronado Bridge by Frank Mckenna.jpg
Coordinates32°41′11″N 117°09′30″W / 32.6865°N 117.1583°W / 32.6865; -117.1583Coordinates: 32°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
Characteristics
DesignOrthotropic deck on box girder
MaterialPrestressed concrete and steel
Total length11,179 feet (3,407 m) or 2.1 miles (3.4 km) (including approaches)
Width63 feet (19 m) between curbs
Longest span660 feet (200 m)
No. of spans32
Piers in water21[1]
Clearance below200 feet (61 m)
History
Successful competition design1978 World Bridge Beauty Contest
Constructed byMurphy-Pacific
Fabrication byMurphy-Pacific[2]
Construction startFebruary 1967[3]
Construction costUS$48 (equivalent to $328 in 2018) million
OpenedAugust 3, 1969[4]
ReplacesSan Diego and Coronado Ferry
Statistics
Daily traffic75,000 (2009)[4]
San Diego–Coronado Bridge is located in San Diego
San Diego–Coronado Bridge
San Diego–Coronado Bridge
Location in San Diego

The San Diego–Coronado Bridge, locally referred to as the Coronado Bridge, opened in 1969 connected 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.