Bridge district appoints first woman as chief engineer

For the first time in its storied 73-year history, a woman will be the chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Ewa Bauer, a native of Poland with over 30 years of experience in civil engineering, will take over for Denis Mulligan, who was named executive director of the bridge district earlier this year.

Bauer has been with the bridge district for the past 16 years, all of which she spent as the deputy chief engineer. Prior to joining the bridge district, Bauer worked for Caltrans, the state’s transportation department.

As the chief engineer of the iconic span, Bauer will be in charge of routine maintenance, repair and safety inspections of the bridge.

Her appointment is contingent upon approval from the bridge district’s Board of Directors.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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