Few people have come to know the Golden Gate Bridge, inside and out, as extensively as Bob David. David will recount his personal journey uncovering various historical, artistic, and architectural anecdotes about the bridge, some gathered first-hand from its creators when David helped curate the bridge’s 75th anniversary exhibit at the California Historical Society. His lively blend of stories and images will provide a unique perspective on this celebrated San Francisco landmark.
About the Presenter
Bob David, AIA, is an architect, photographer, long-time Bridge District employee, informal historian and archivist of the Golden Gate Bridge. He began working for the Bridge 43 years ago, during which time he has photo documented various construction projects including the Bridge redecking project in the 1980s and the still ongoing Seismic Retrofit project. He will also describe his personal journey to meet the architects and artists of the bridge and uncover their work, some of which was manifested in the 2012 exhibit at the California Historical Society, for which he acted as curatorial advisor.
- Learn about different seismic retrofitting projects that have occurred on the bridge
- Understand the complexity of the bridge's redecking project
- Learn how architects and engineers have worked together since the bridge's inception to marry design and structural integrity
- Understand about the history of the bridge from various perspectives
- Learn about the installation of the Movable Median Barrier
Pricing and Registration
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- General Admission: $15
- AIASF Student Member: $5
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