Golden Gate Bridge Cable

Golden Gate Bridge Cable

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Credit: Ted Kinsman/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This is a section of the suspender cable from the Golden Gate Bridge spanning the entrance to San Francisco Bay, California. The original suspender cable manufactured by the John A Roebling's Sons Co. was erected in 1936. This section of the original cable was removed and replaced with new cable during the renovations of 1975-1976. The cable specifications are it is 2 and 11/16 inches in Diameter and has a rope area of 3.324 Sq. In. Ultimate Strength is 600,000 lb and is made from 229 individual wires. The weight of the wire is 12 lb per linear foot. This sample was removed from panel point 49EL on April 14, 1975. This section is from an original cable length of 929.67 feet.

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