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May 28, 1937 : Opening of Golden gate bridge in San Francisco, CA. Picture taken on September 23, 2001. Scanned and desaturated except the famous red color.

Total length of Bridge including approaches:
1.7 miles = 8,981 ft = 2,737 m

Length of suspension span including main span and side spans:
1.2 miles = 6,450 ft = 1,966 m

Length of main span portion of suspended structure (distance between towers):
4,200 ft = 1,280 m

Width of Bridge:
90 ft = 27 m

Width of roadway between curbs:
62 ft = 19 m

Width of sidewalk:
10 ft = 3 m

Clearance above mean higher high water:
220 ft = 67 m

Total weight of each anchorage:
60,000 tons = 54,400,000 kg

Original combined weight of Bridge, anchorages, and approaches:
894,500 tons = 811,500,000 kg

December 14, 2004 : Opening of the Millau bridge, France.

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