Exhibit Area 1
(Plaza area)
Welcome Sign [main directory]
How the Bridge Spans the Golden Gate
Bridge Aesthetics - Art Deco on a Grand Scale
Tall and Strong - The Bridge Towers
Steel, Fog, Salt, Rust, and Paint

Exhibit Area 2
(near flagpole)
How the Bridge Vibrates

Exhibit Area 3
(West side of Bridge near underpass)
Historic Preservation: Lattice Strut Retrofit
Historic Preservation: Isolator Seismic Retrofit

Exhibit Area 4
(inside Battery area)
History: Design and Construction of the Bridge
Suspension Cable Tension vs. Tower Height
Battery Lancaster - Defending the Golden Gate

Exhibit Area 5
(along bike path to lower parking lot)
Bridge Deck Aerodynamics
Bridge Deck Torsional Resistance Retrofit
Wind Speed and Wind Pressure

Exhibit Area 6
(near Pavillion)
LIFETILES: animated construction of the Bridge
Braille / Tactile Model of the Bridge

Project Partners

Golden Gate Bridge,
Highway and Transporation District


Consortium of Universities for Research
in Earthquake Engineering

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Braille / Tactile Model of the Bridge

Accessibility of the exhibits is being designed into all aspects of the exhibition. A Braille model is being made to allow visitors with limited vision to touch the outline of the Bridge to obtain a sense of its design and proportions. Light House for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco is advising the project on visual accessibility issues.

Additional Media

Close-up of the tactile model
This model for the blind of the Golden Gate Bridge is drafted in plastic. The final exhibit will be in metal.

Prototypes of tactile models shown on right. Machine in foreground is used for creating braille text.

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Last updated: 11.08.12