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Exhibits

A set of detailed 3D designs and visualations developed to prove the project’s viability using engineering, manufacturing and construction data. A model of the East Span is also on display.

Location: Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco

Explore the unique design and engineering advances of the new East Span through an image library using gesture-control technology. Visit the “Build A Bridge” area to construct a small-scale version of the Self-Anchored Suspension span.

Location: Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley

Through March 2015

25,000 individually programmed LEDs transform the West Span of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge into an iconic light sculpture.

Location: San Francisco Waterfront

Through 2014

Bay Bridge Engineer Martin Chandrawinata has been photographing the new East Span for over six years. His 100-photograph exhibit gives viewers an all-access look at the making of the new bridge.

Location: Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter

Through 2014

This exhibition features images from two facilities in the vicinity of Shanghai, China where several components of the Self-Anchored Suspension span were fabricated.

Location: Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter

November 9, 2013–June 29, 2014

This exhibition of film and video from the Prelinger Archives explores how the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding region was captured by amateur, professional and industrial camera people.

Location: Oakland Museum of California

An interactive exhibit designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Port of San Francisco and the diversity of the Bay Area. Visitors are invited to share photos and memories and explore the stories of others.

Location: online, History Pin

A collaborative exhibit documenting the design and politics of Bay Area bridges, featuring archival materials from eight libraries on the UC Berkeley campus.

Location: online, UC Berkeley Library

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Oral History Project tells the story of this engineering marvel. The majority of interviewees spent their careers working on and around the bridge, and they offer their perspective on the engineering achievements, the maintenance challenges, and the complex symbolism of this massive structure.

Location: online, UC Berkeley’s Regional Oral History Office

A series of photographs commissioned by San Francisco’s Associated Oil Company that record the construction progress of the Golden Gate and San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridges.

Location: online, The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco

A history of San Francisco’s bridges, written by University of San Francisco Professor John Bernard McGloin.

Location: online, The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco

February 1 – June 8, 2014

Location: De Young Museum

Celebrating the completion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, this exhibition presents a newly acquired group of photographs by Peter Stackpole documenting the bridge’s original construction in the 1930s.

August 21, 2013 – February 23, 2014

This major multidisciplinary exhibition explores the San Francisco Bay’s complex history with interactive displays, aerial views and artifacts.

Location: Oakland Museum of California

December 13, 2013 - 2014

Growing Light Montessori School’s three-and four-year-olds used painters tape, acrylic paint and their imaginations to make their own Bay Bridge.

Location: Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter

July 20, 2013 – January 26, 2014

Photographer Peter Stackpole’s collection of black-and-white images include over 20 captivating shots taken during construction of the original Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s.

Location: Oakland Museum of California

Through January 10, 2014

A collaborative photography project that explores the Bay Bridge’s connection to the region. Repetitive shooting and film exchange was used to depict a multidimensional perspective of time and place.

Location: Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter

September – November, 2013

The exhibit is a collection of breathtaking panoramas and dramatic close-ups of the Eastern Span’s construction. Shot from the cockpit of a Cessna between 2009 and 2013, these photographs reveal the many intricate processes involved in erecting the signature Self-Anchored Suspension span.

Location: SFO International Airport Terminal Three, Departures – Level 2 – Post Security

October 10 – November 22, 2013

A collection of abstract impressions of the old cantilever section of the Bay Bridge.

Location: EBMUD

June 21 – October 11, 2013

The latest in a series of OMCA exhibitions at the Oakland International Airport, The Bay Bridge examines this monumental structure, exploring both its historic construction and the new eastern span of the bridge. Also featured are the never-built, alternative designs for both the historic bridge and the new eastern span. 

Location: Oakland International Airport: Terminal 2 before security and in terminal walkways. Terminal 2 between Gates 25 and 26.

September 6 – October 19, 2013

A series of works on paper that explore the past and future of the original East Span, including its initial construction in 1936, the Loma Prieta Earthquake, and its eventual demolition.

Location: Electric Works, San Francisco

August 3 – October 3, 2013

Joe Blum’s black and white photographs document the construction of the new East Span, a project he has followed from its inception to the present day.

Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco

August 27–September 28, 2013

Through photographs, sculpture, and paintings, this exhibit highlights the social and cultural impacts of the new East Span.

Location: Vessel Gallery

June 24–September 27, 2013

Photographer Joe Blum has been documenting construction of the new East Span since 1986. His collection of images captures the human spirit and ingenuity behind one of the largest public works projects in California.

Location: The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries at City Hall

June 17 – July 21, 2013

Featuring curated works from a number of local photographers, as well as images from Lucas Saugen, the photographer of the Bay Lights Project.

Location: 4x5 Gallery

November 2011

A series of collaborative works that explore the layers, complexities and patterns that comprise the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge.

Location: Electric Works

September 1- October 21, 2011

This guided boat tour allows participants a unique view of the construction progress to date. The tour will highlight the sensitive ecological environment, the design process, and signature elements of the new span.

Location: Architecture and the City Festival

Exhibits