Gateway Park At Oakland Bay Bridge Touchdown To Include Rail Yard

OAKLAND (KCBS) – The park that will be adjacent to the Oakland touchdown for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will incorporate a rail yard to accommodate operations at the Port of Oakland, transportation officials said Wednesday.

Once demolition of the old Bay Bridge is complete, the land just south of the touch down for the new single-tower suspension span will become the starting point for a bicycle-pedestrian path from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

“The idea is to take that area which is largely industrial now and make it a park, and a very attractive park,” said John Goodwin, spokesman for the Bay Area Toll Authority.

The land that will eventually become Gateway Park is now the staging area for heavy construction equipment.

Goodwin said the land will also incorporate a rail yard for a marine terminal at the Port. The toll authority is spending $600,000 to revise the park plans to include the rail yard.

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