Golden Gate Bridge Cable

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At the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco USA, is a sample of the cable used on the main spans of the bridge along with some information about the cable.

Cable used in the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge Cable

Here are some interesting facts about the suspension cable:

  1. Length of one cable: 7,650 feet (2,331 meters)
  2. Diameter of one cable: 36 3/8 inches (92.4 cm)
  3. Wires in each cable: 27,572
  4. Total wire used: 80,000 miles (128,748 km)
  5. Weight of cable (suspenders & accessories): 22,226 m. tons

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