Bay Bridge – Environment
Latest SF Bay Area Bay Bridge – Environment
While the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic in September, the work needed to take down the old roadway is expected to take years. Environmental restrictions mean the structure will have to be carefully taken apart in sections.
Caltrans saw the problem coming, and has spent about a half a million dollars building small platforms into the new span. They are being called cormorant condos, designed as a place where the birds can make a new home.
The new bicycle only path on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be a magnet for cycling enthusiasts who hope to one day connect Oakland and San Francisco via the bridge.
It’s the most expensive public works project in California’s history. Every day, 280-thousand cars thump over the reason it all began. It’s at pier E9 where the cantilever meets the incline section. Little do commuters know, they’re rolling over the reason for spending $6 billion.
It’s a flow of water bigger than the mighty Mississippi River – 390 billion gallons of water move in and out of San Francisco Bay twice a day, creating an engineering challenge for the designers of the new Bay Bridge.
- Report: New Bay Bridge Is Rusting In Critical Areas 04/13/2014
- Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge To Take Years 03/13/2013
- Caltrans Trying To Lure Nesting Birds To New Bay Bridge 02/27/2013
- Cyclists Salivating Over New Bay Bridge Bike Path 02/03/2013
- New Bay Bridge Span Designed To Withstand Big Quake 02/03/2013
- Tides, Weather Create Design Challenges For New Bay Bridge 02/03/2013