Bay Bridge Main Span Tower Models Oakland, CA
1:10 scale

Tower Anchorage Model (17″ x 16″ x 12″)
Tower Splice Model (16″ x 12″ x 18″)
Tower Section Model (16″ x 12″ x 12″)

Can you imagine being asked to build 3 full scale models of the new Oakland Bay Bridge Main Span Tower?  The question made no sense to us either, until we learned that we would focus on 3 specific sections that have possible accessibility issues, thus, potentially driving up the cost of contractor bids.  What better way than a physical model to address these concerns than to mock up those areas and invite the contractors inside to inspect for themselves?  As model makers, the first step in ensuring that these huge mockups were built efficiently was to first build models and use them with our crew to communicate the design of sub-assemblies, determine construction sequences, and discuss details of each component, all with the simple clarity that a physical model provides.  Consider the irony:  a model maker needing a model!