Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures - bridges

Designers: Mosher and Drew, Architects (firm); Roy Morse Drew (architect); John Robert Mosher (architect)

Dates: constructed 1969

San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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Designed by architect J. Robert Mosher (1920-2015), this curving span connected San Diego's Barrio Logan neighborhood with Coronado Island. It was completed in 1969. Construction on the span began in 02/1967 and was completed on 08/03/1969 during the city's 200th anniversary celebration.

Building Notes

In 1970, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) bestowed its Most Beautiful Bridge Award of Merit to the newly completed San Diego-Coronado Bridge.

There were over 400 suicides off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge between 1969 and 2017. Local officials studied how the bridge could be retrofitted to curb this unfortunate loss of life. (See See John Wilkens, San Diego, "New study looks at ways to stop suicides off Coronado bridge," published 06/20/2017, accessed 11/13/2017.)

PCAD id: 21554