Jos. B. Strauss Chief Engineer BRIDGING THE GOLDEN GATE This view from San Francisco toward the Marin Shore, shows the Golden Gate Bridge as it will look when completed, January 1937. Approximate cost $35,000,000. Length of main structure 8940 feet. Height of towers above water, 746 feet. Minimum vertical clearance above mean high water is 220 feet. Main span 4200 feet. Total width 90 feet, divided into six lanes for vehicular traffic and two ten and a half foot side walks. This is the largest bridge of its kind in the world. The grand total length including approaches embraced within the project is seven miles.