Bay Bridge - Environment

Old Bay Bridge Pier Imploded With Hundreds Of Underwater Explosive ChargesCaltrans demolished the largest remaining pier of the old Bay Bridge's eastern span Saturday morning using nearly 600 explosive charges over a period of roughly six seconds.
Bay Bridge Implosion On Old Eastern Span Delayed One WeekBay Bridge watchers anticipating the implosion scheduled for November 7 will have to wait another week. The so-called E3 Pier implosion is now set for Saturday, November 14.
Report: New Bay Bridge Is Rusting In Critical AreasA newspaper reported Sunday that the findings have alarmed engineering experts who say the rust could have long-term implications for the new span.
Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge To Take YearsWhile 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 Trying To Lure Nesting Birds To New Bay BridgeCaltrans 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.
Cyclists Salivating Over New Bay Bridge Bike PathThe 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.
New Bay Bridge Span Designed To Withstand Big QuakeIt’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.
Tides, Weather Create Design Challenges For New Bay BridgeIt’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.
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