Golden Gate Bridge, originally built in 1937, is internationally renowned as one of the greatest suspension span structures ever built. A national landmark, the bridge is a critical public structure, carrying over 40 million vehicles per year, as well as a prime tourist destination, with millions crossing by foot or bicycle each year.
AECOM (legacy Shimmick Construction) is installing an important new Physical Suicide Deterrent System (PSDS) on the bridge. This project has three primary elements of work:
- Installation of a Physical Suicide Deterrent System on the east and west sides, for approximately the full length of the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Installation of the Wind Retrofit on the west side of the main span of the Suspension bridge.
- Installation of the Traveler Access System and Fixed Charging Station Platforms on the Suspension Bridge.
This work is being conducted in a harsh marine and coastal environment over the water of the Golden Gate Strait, while vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists continue to use the bridge. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.