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Projects : Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit

Golden Gate Bridge Outdoor Exhibition


Descriptions and Summary Illustrations of exhibits [download list]

The planned location is between the visitor parking lot at the San Francisco end of the Bridge and the sidewalk leading onto the Bridge.

Model of planned exhibit area
Outdoor Exhibition location viewed from south tower [photo by Jorge Lee, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District]

An 1890s Army cannon, one of many once guarding the Golden Gate, was protected from by thick concrete walls and a berm. Remodeled to allow accessible circulation and a view of the Bridge, this area makes an ideal "outdoor room" or gallery. Visitors will be able to walk through the area at ground level and also view it from upper levels by the existing flag pole and Roundhouse (gift store).

Aerial perspective of exhibit gallery

Model by EHDD Architecture of Outdoor Exhibition area looking north

View of Golden Gate Bridge from planned exhibit area

View from planned Exhibition location of the Bridge

Layout of exhibits within exhibit area

 3D conceptual model of exhibition space - view looking North.

 3D conceptual model of exhibition space - view looking South.

A view from the Plaza area looking towards the entrance to the Battery exhibit area.

A closer look at the vertical display stands that align the entrance to the Battery exhibit area.

View (looking South) from the interim Battery exhibit area.

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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