Golden Gate Bridge field guide
Published:January 01, 2006
Moh Huang, Jerry Kao, 2006. "Golden Gate Bridge field guide", 1906 San Francisco Earthquake centennial Field Guides: Field trips associated with the 100th Anniversary Conference, 18–23 April 2006, San Francisco, California, Carol S. Prentice, Judith G. Scotchmoor, Eldridge M. Moores, Jon P. Kiland
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This field trip consists of stops in four locations (Fig. 1) that provide insight into the seismic retrofit and strong motion instrumentation of the Golden Gate Bridge ((Figs. 2) and 3). Only one of the four stops is normally open to the public (Stop 3a). The first stop at the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD) office board room will include an introduction to the bridge history and presentation of the seismic retrofit schemes, strong motion instrumentation of the bridge, and the data products available from the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) of the California Geological Survey (CGS). At the second stop, participants will see a free-field instrument in the maintenance area.
At the third stop, we will observe retrofit work under way (in 2006) from a public overlook area. At the fourth stop, we will see the seismic sensors and instrumentation installed on the bridge. The locations of these four stops (Stops 1, 2, 3a, and 3b) are shown in Figure 4.
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1906 San Francisco Earthquake centennial Field Guides: Field trips associated with the 100th Anniversary Conference, 18–23 April 2006, San Francisco, California
The twenty field trip guides in this volume represent the work of earthquake professionals from the earth science, engineering, and emergency management communities. The guides were developed to cross the boundaries between these professions, and thus reflect this diversity: trips herein focus on the built environment, the effects of the 1906 earthquake, the San Andreas fault, and other active faults in northern California. Originally developed in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference held in San Francisco, California, in April 2006, this book is meant to stand the test of time and prove useful to a wide audience for general interest reading, group trips, or self-guided tours.