Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Golden Gate Bridge was made with Hex Cap Screws and how many stainless bolts?


Can you believe that on May 27 the Golden Gate Bridge will turn 75. For years the bridge has been an iconic image of the Bay Area, were many visitors flock to see its beauty. Did you know that  when it was proposed in 1916 it met fierce resistance from a a variety of sources including the Department of War, the Southern Pacific Railroad and ferry union workers. Luckily, six counties decided to foot the $35 million cost, an astronomical sum during the Great Depression, to build the world's longest suspension bridge at the time.  Hex Cap Screws are high strength fasteners for bridge, highway, power water treatments and marine construction.  There were approximately 600,000 bolts used in each tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Like our many other components, such as hex head structural bolts, anchor bolts and hex coupling nuts, hex cap screws are made of the highest quality materials including stainless steel and zinc. In addition to high stress endurance and high strength, by their very design, hex cap screws are meant to maintain tighter tolerances.  Hex cap screws are defined by their hexagonal head and closer reflect bolts in appearance rather than common screws.  These fasteners are frequently used in industrial and large scale structural applications such as bridge building, as well as for common wood construction.   Whether custom or off-the-shelf, Baco Enterprises have your fastener solutions with fast delivery service.

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