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San Diego - Coronado Bridge


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)


BH Photo #332710


Street Views 


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.


Deck girder bridge over San Diego Bay on CA 75
Coronado, San Diego County, California
Open to traffic
Opened August 3, 1969; seismic retrofit 1999; tolls removed 2002.
- Murphy-Pacific Corp. of San Francisco, California
Orthotropic deck on box girder
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)
Quadrangle map:
Point Loma
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
CA 57-857 (California bridge number)
BH 68019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • 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



San Diego - Coronado Bridge
Posted May 11, 2019, by Irvin M. Ferguson (irvman57 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My Father was one of the Foreman who built the Coronado Bridge. He was always proud of that. I was looking for a list of workers for the Bridge. My Dad Oscar C. Ferguson died in 1989 in Arizona here.Miss him every day still...and Im 61. He was a hell of a good man and Dad. One day he brought home a piece of Pile steel which was one foot long and five or so inches wide and weight 80 lbs. he got permission to bring it home as a memento from the steel that was going for the bridge. I think he said they had to cut a pile down to size and he kept the one piece that came off. They said that was fine. I still have it here as a remembrance of Dad and what he helped build. During the 1970 earth quake that dropped bridges in L.A. he helped rebuild those too. Sincerely Irv Ferguson.