Why do ships have exposed bridges?

Why do ships have exposed bridges?

The bridge being exposed but over-towering is also psychological. It gives the crew somewhere to look to symbolically to gain courage. Or something to at least instill discipline and remind people there is command and control aboard a ship, so it’s not without rules or regulations no matter how big or small.

Where is the bridge on Star Trek ship?

Deck 1
On Starfleet vessels, the bridge was usually located on Deck 1, on top of the vessel’s primary hull. The bridge was the nerve center of every starship, and it was manned by the top officers of each department except for engineering and medical.

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What is the bridge in Star Trek?

A bridge was the main command and control facility of a starship or a starbase. Commanding officers and first officers were often positioned on the bridge; officers whose duty were on the bridge were referred to as bridge officers.

What is a bridge in Star Wars?

The bridge was a structure on nearly all warships and larger starships. A bridge served as the central hub for control and direction of the ship and ship activities.

Where is the bridge located on the USS Enterprise?

The ship’s ‘Main Bridge’ is at the top of the saucer section. The ‘Battle Bridge’ is at the front of the engineering section. You can see both labelled in this blueprint from the TNG Technical Manual.

Why does the discovery saucer spin?

The visual cue of impending warp drive as established in TNG is an increase in the glow intensity of the warp nacelle lighting. Now they can’t use a similar cue for the spore drive. They need to find a different way of announcing it. Spinning the saucer surfaces achieves this effect.

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Why is the bridge called the Bridge?

The bridge is always occupied by an officer on watch when the ship is in service. It was originally called a ‘bridge’ because the early paddle steamers were controlled from a structure built between the paddle boxes to provide good visibility – as it looked like a bridge, the name stuck !

Where is the bridge on a first order Star Destroyer?

The bridge is located on the front of the tower structure and juts forward into space. There is a command walkway around the perimeter and down the middle. There are crew pits sunken below the walkway with crew manning stations there.