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Projects : Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit

Golden Gate Bridge Outdoor Exhibition


NSF Logo - Professor Sarah Billington, Standord University

Dr. Sarah Billington is a professor in the civil and environmental engineering department of Stanford University. She teaches an "engineering for non-engineers" class that includes laboratory measurements of forces and deflections of a scale model of the Golden Gate Bridge.

NSF Logo - Dr. David P. Billington, Jr., historian

Dr. David P. Billington, Jr. is a historian who has written on subjects dealing with the relationship of engineering developments and socioeconomic context, including co-authoring with his father, David P. Billington, Sr. Power, Speed, and Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century.

NSF Logo - Dr. David P. Billington, Sr., Princeton University

David P. Billington is a professor in the civil and environmental engineering department at Princeton University who has written several books on structural art, such as the way Swiss bridge engineers have innovated in the aesthetic and practical applications of concrete in bridge design. He has also organized museum exhibitions featuring models of bridges that convey their engineering and artistic aspects.

Their task on this project is to provide a scholarly review of the vast research conducted on the Bridge from its design phase through the retrofits of the present day, including how research conducted elsewhere on other construction has in turn affected the Bridge.

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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