National Park Service (NPS)


The Point Bonita Lighthouse and Fog Signal buildings are critical to marine navigation through the hazards of the Golden Gate. They are located on a steep rocky promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the entrance to the San Francisco Bay.

A suspension bridge was constructed in 1954 after a series of landslides caused a 150-foot section of the original land bridge to slough away, isolating the lighthouse and fog signal from the mainland. The suspension bridge provides the only access to these facilities.


WJE prepared a Historic American Engineering Report (HAER) for the suspension bridge. WJE provided all materials, supplies, supervision, coordination, and management necessary to complete the HAER documentation as well as large format photography historical research and preparation of a written narrative. Using NPS guidelines, the HAER documentation was assembled to archival standards suitable for submission to the Library of Congress.