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Golden Gate Bridge project reaching construction milestone

Work to upgrade San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is nearing a key construction milestone with the completion of a suicide deterrent net.

Shimmick Construction and Danny’s Construction are completing the $211 million contract.

The physical suicide deterrent net will be 20 feet below and 20 feet out from both sides of the 1.7-mile bridge. It is made of 385,000 sq ft of marine-grade stainless steel stretched across 555 tons of steel supports.

Scope of work also includes:

  • Fabricating and installing a vertical galvanized and painted steel railing on top of the existing bridge concrete railing
  • Removing existing maintenance traveler system
  • Fabricating, testing and installing new maintenance traveler system
  • Constructing a wind retrofit along the west side of the main span of the bridge, including…
  • Removing the existing steel bridge railing
  • Fabricating and installing a steel wind fairing and a new steel bridge railing
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