Joseph Strauss

"Dare to dream"

-Chief Engineer, Golden Gate Bridge


This exhibit brings together primary source materials and analysis on Joseph Baermann Strauss, an 1892 graduate (Civil Engineering) of the University of Cincinnati, and the chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge. This exhibit provides details and documentation on Strauss’ qualifications as a professional engineer, as well as his pivotal roles with the Golden Gate Bridge project.

Direct questions to:
Ted Baldwin, Department Head
College of Engineering and Applied Science Library (CEAS)
University of Cincinnati Libraries | 513-556-4211

Site creator:
Dorothy Byers, PhD
Senior Librarian Emeritus, University of Cincinnati Libraries
in conjunction with T. Michael Baseheart,
Civil Engineering Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati