Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path Study San Francisco, CA
1:200 scale and 1:30 scale

Tower Model (14″ x 16″; 27″ over water line)
Road Section (24″ x 12″)

This model was built to demonstrate the addition of pathways to the new Bay Bridge, enabling pedestrians and cyclists to cross the bay between Oakland and San Francisco.  The engineers needed to find a way to retrofit the West Span with these pathways.  Two different sections of the bridge (one pictured here) were modeled, in order to study the options.  Both included removable pathway structures, allowing the designers to show north side, south side, or both north and south side placement.