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Near Sausalito in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Strengthening an Icon

Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2017
1. Strengthening an Icon Marker
Inscription. The Golden Gate Bridge, completed in 1937, is a monument of the last century, and could be damaged by a strong earthquake. Seismic retrofit construction is underway to transform the international icon into a strong and flexible structure that can withstand earthquake forces. The southern San Francisco side and parts of the northern Marin County side are already complete (Phases 1 and 2). The current phase (Phase 3A) retrofits the North Anchorage Housing and Pylon N1. It includes replacing the sidewalks and roadway deck which is the roof of the North Anchorage Housing. Phase 3B will retrofit the suspension span of the bridge and the two main towers. The appearance of the bridge will not be altered.

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Erected by National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
 
Location. 37° 49.95′ N, 122° 28.902′ W. Marker is near Sausalito, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Conzelman Road near U.S. 101, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5702 Conzelman Road, Sausalito CA 94965, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Strengthening an Icon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2017
2. Strengthening an Icon Marker
as the crow flies. The Golden Gate Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lone Sailor (about 500 feet away); The Bay Transformed (about 600 feet away); Construction 129 (approx. one mile away); The Golden Gate (approx. one mile away); Battery Construction No. 129 (approx. one mile away); Defending the Golden Gate (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named Defending the Golden Gate (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sausalito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at an overlook on the Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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