STRAUSS, Joseph B.
Title: Golden Gate Brisge : Report of the Chief Engineer to the Board of Directorsof the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District, California. September9 193 7. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District, 1938,
Seller ID: 107330
STRAUSS, Joseph B. The Golden Gate Brisge : Report of the Chief Engineer tothe Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District, Cal ifornia. September 1937. (San Francisco : The Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District, January 1938). First Edition. Pp (15),16-246,+ color foldng frontispiece + 12 large folding plates (with separators). Illustrated. Maps. 4to, red cloth, white lettering and bridge tower to front board and spine. Contents : Book One - General History : The District and Its Characteristics; Early History of the Site; Development of Need for the Bridge; First Study, Reconnaissance and Estimate; Evolution of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District; Organization of District; Chief Engineer's Report of 1930; The Bond Election; Bidding Plans and Bids; Second Stage of Litigation; Awardof Contracts; Building the Structure; Construction Cost; The Completed Str ucture; Forecasts, Trends and Influences; General Aspects; Principal Dimensions and Quantities; List of Contractors. Book Two - Planning : Basis of Design; Main Piers; Anchorages; Main Towers; Cables; The Suspended Structure;Approaches; Toll Plaza; Power, Lighting and Signal Facilities. Book Three - Construction : Concrete Materials and Handling; Anchorage Construction; Marin Pier Construction; San Francisco Pier Construction; Tower Erection; Cable Construction; Erection of Stiffening Trusses and Floor; Roadway Pavement and Sidewalks; Construction of San Francisco and Marin Approaches; Construction of Presidio Approach Road. Book Four - Materials : Structural Steel;Heat-Treated Eye-Bars; Wires and Ropes; Cast Steel; Forged Steel; Other Ma terials. Book Five - Fabrication : Tower Legs; Stiffening Trusses; Shop Painting. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Darkening to edges, darkening to corners, penned name, else very good in poor, chipped and torn dustjacket. 250.00