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San Diego - Coronado Bridge

Photos 

Aerial view of bridge

Photo taken from commercial jetliner. Looking north, Coronado Island is at lower left; Downtown San Diego is at upper left.

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in June 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #332710

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Street Views 

Description 

Huge bridge spanning San Diego Bay, linking Coronado to San Diego. Five lanes wide, with a moveable center barrier to provide for 3 lanes in the heavier direction of travel at different times of the day. Clearance under bridge required to be 200 feet by the U. S. Navy.

Built as a toll bridge, but became free in 2002. Toll booths remain, in case tolls are ever reinstated.

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over San Diego Bay on CA 75
Location
Coronado, San Diego County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Opened August 3, 1969; seismic retrofit 1999; tolls removed 2002.
Builder
- Murphy-Pacific Corp. of San Francisco, California
Design
Orthotropic deck on box girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 660.0 ft.
Total length: 11,179.0 ft. (2.1 mi.)
Deck width: 63.0 ft.
Also called
Coronado Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.68735, -117.15503   (decimal degrees)
32°41'14" N, 117°09'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/485467/3616638 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
CA 57-857 (California bridge number)
BH 68019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
78,000

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2015: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Former toll"
  • July 18, 2015: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • June 16, 2015: New Street View added by Roger Deschner
  • June 15, 2015: Added by Roger Deschner

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