BATW – June Meeting – June 15, 2013
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge: Its History and Aesthetics” –
Presented by Donald MacDonald
Location: The meeting room at Mort Beebe’s condo, 150 Lombard St., San Francisco
Mort Beebe has arranged for us to meet his good friend and noted bridge designer Donald MacDonald, a key player in the design of the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Working with the acclaimed New York bridge engineering firm of Weidlinger Associates, the team designed and conceptualized various modifications on a self-anchoring suspension system to create a signature bridge for the San Francisco Bay.
MacDonald will talk about the history of the Bay Bridge and its new additions, the aesthetic elements that influenced its design and the bridge’s relationship to the surrounding environment.
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Location: Morton Beebe’s, 150 Lombard St. (near Sansome). When you enter the lobby on the first floor, ask at the front desk for directions to the conference room. Link to address (google maps)
Parking: A variety of street parking is available. Free parking at Pier 19 has graciously been provided by the America’s Cup Authority. Be sure to let the security people know that you are there for the BATW meeting.
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