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Projects : Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit

Golden Gate Bridge Outdoor Exhibition


Aesthetics of the Bridge

Within the limits of engineering necessity, bridge designers have aesthetic latitude in making decisions such as: architectural detailing (which is Art Deco on the Golden Gate Bridge), proportion of main span to side spans, height of tower to span ratio, shape of tower, form of strut across top of tower.

STATUS: Exhibit currently installed near the Battery exhibit area.

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Interim version currently on display.

Note: Exhibit title changed to "Art Deco on a Grand Scale."

Funding for the project has been provided by the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation. Dr. Al DeSena is the NSF project officer for this award. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

All images are the property of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and cannot be re-used without its permission. Contact Mary Currie, Public Affairs Director,

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last updated 05.27.14