Visiting or planning to visit San Diego? Then this is a total must.
The San Diego Coronado Bridge. It's one of the major landmarks of San Diego, crossing the San Diego Bay. This 3,5 km bridge first opened up in August Third, 1969. It's well known and remembered for it's beauty although it looks even more wonderful at night time, the bridge is still enjoyed by many. This bridge ascends from Coronado at a 4.67 percent grade before curving 80 degrees toward San Diego. The span reaches a maximum height of 61 meters, allowing shipments and other types of boats pass by under it. It is made out of 20 000 tons of steel with 13 tons being actual structure steel and 7 tons being reinforcing steel. In 1970, it won the Most Beautiful Bridge Award from American Institute of Steel Construction, which sort of fully speaks for itself. But beauty doesn't come cheap, this huge bride costed around 50 million dollars to build.
Aside from it's beauty, this is the third deadliest suicide bridge in all of USA, trailing only after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Aurora Bridge in Seattle.
The San Diego Coronado Bridge.