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Projects : Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit

Golden Gate Bridge Outdoor Exhibition

EXHIBIT DEVELOPERS

Princeton University : Professor Maria Garlock, Co-Principal Investigator, has written about structural art and curated museum exhibits featuring teaching models of notable structures

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Exhibit:
• 33 - Deck Aerodynamics

CUREE, Bob Reitherman, Reed Helgens, Darryl Wong, Aaron Neighbour

Exhibits:
• 1b - Bridge Towers (*)
• 3, 4 - Foghorns (South Tower & Midspan)
• 5 - Suspender Rope Strength “Chairlift”
• 8 - Fort Point Arch
• 9 - History Mural
• 10 - Highlights, Facts & Figures (*)
• 11 - Seacoast Fortifications Map
• 12 - Concrete Fortification Wall Cross-section
• 13 - Aesthetics of the Bridge (*)
• 14 - How a Suspension Bridge Works (*)
• 16 - Be an Ironworker Photo Op.
• 17 - Maneuvering Rings
• 19 - Geology of Bridge Foundations
• 27 - Current Work on the Bridge
• 29 - Welcome, Orientation (south entrance)
• 30 - Welcome, Orientation (north entrance)
• 31 - Pointers to Bay Area Sights
• 32 - Feel Wind Pressure
• 34 - Weather Station
• 35 - Original and Retrofit Guardrail
• 36 - Ferry Vessel Weight Compared to Suspender Rope Strength


Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is one of the larger and more prominent science museums or science centers in the world. It .is known for its historic role in introducing hands-on, interactive, discovery-based exhibits.

Dave Fleming, Steve Gennrich, Shawn Lani

Exhibits:
• 7 - Tower Height/Cable Tension
• 21 - The Ways the Bridge Vibrates
• 22 - Tracking Daily Movements of the Bridge
• 23 - Maximum Bridge Deflection, Left
• 24 - Maximum Bridge Deflection, Center
• 25 - Maximum Bridge Deflection, Right


Sciencenter

The Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York, is an innovator in providing current scientific and engineering exploration opportunities to the public.

Charles Trautmann and Janet Hue

Exhibits:
• 15 - What’s a Rivet?
• 28 - Color of Bridge, Painting, Corrosion


West Wind Laboratory

West Wind Laboratory is an aerodynamic consultant to clients with bridges and other structures, including the Golden Gate Bridge. They provide analysis, field studies, and experimental (wind tunnel testing) services.

Dr. Jon Raggett

Exhibit:
• 33 - Deck Aerodynamics




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, mcurrie@goldengate.org

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last updated 05.27.14