How Would They Build the Golden Gate Bridge If They Had To Do It Today?

(via Popular Mechanics)  When the Golden Gate Bridge went up in 1937, it was the longest suspended bridge span in the world – cables hold up the roadway between two towers, with no intermediate supports. It cost about US$37 million at the time; the same structure today would cost about a billion dollars. Would we do things differently if we were starting from scratch today?


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