Bridge as Engineering Feat
about the Narrows Bridge,' observed the Engineering News-Record,
'is big, bigger or biggest. The four steel cables cost more than
the whole Golden Gate Bridge, and must support a dead weight of
120,000 tons plus thier own weight of 39,000 tons. The maximum anticipated
live load, by contrast, is only 15, 600 tons.'"
Joseph Gies. Bridges and Men. Garden City,
NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1963.