Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District

Contemporary Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge:

Bridge Workers

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Golden Gate Bridge Workers in Action




Ironworker atop one of the Bridge's 746-foot tall towers.


Bridge painters prep and paint the suspender ropes from inside a "skybox."



Painter working from the scaffold system.


Operating Engineers use heavy equipment to move loads in areas where crews are working.


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Painters inspecting the main cable.


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Electricians head out to work (left) and inspect

the navigation lights on the main cables (right).


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Electricians have the right gear for the right job. Safety harnesses are essential for working safely at great heights.


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Patrols can respond more quickly when using bikes on the sidewalks.

Photo on right courtesy of M. Mazumdar


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Electricians maintain the roadway and tower lighting.


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Electricians install new cabling that connects communications systems from one side of the span to the other.

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Painter during main cable inspection.


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Collectors greet customers, collect tolls, and

give directions, usually with a smile!

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Crews do roadway repairs at night.