Bay Bridge – Celebration
Latest SF Bay Area Bay Bridge – Celebration
At long last, the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic Monday evening.
The opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge Monday night marks the end of a lengthy process that began shortly after a section of the old span collapsed in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989
Caltrans announced on Monday morning that all major work was wrapping up on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge and that an announcement on whether the bridge would open early could be made at the “chain cutting” ceremony in the afternoon.
California Gov. Jerry Brown will not attend the opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, which is set for the day after Labor Day.
Come celebrate the opening of The New Bay Bridge — the single largest public infrastructure project in California’s history. California has completed a 20-year effort to retrofit bridges throughout the state, and the opening of The New Bay Bridge is the final and largest project of all! Join thousands from all over the Bay Area for this historic event, and who knows, you may even get the chance to see the magnificent tower up close.