New Bay Bridge Re-Opening

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A A sign is displayed on the toll plaza before a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: (L-R) San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan participate in a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Local officials wear protective gloves during a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (C) uses a cutting torch during a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: (L-R) San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan participate in a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: (L-R) San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan participate in a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (C) celebrates during a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: San Francisco mayor Ed Lee waves from a car as he rides in a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A procession of vintage cars cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A procession of vintage cars cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A procession of vintage cars cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (L) rides in a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
People wave to members of the media as they ride in a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: People wave to members of the media as they ride in a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
People wave to members of the media as they ride in a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Police motorcycles lead a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of the self-anchored suspension tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Police motorcycles lead a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A procession of cars cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A procession of cars cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (C) rides in a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A procession of vintage cars cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A procession of vintage cars cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge re-opens to traffic after repairs (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Motorists take pictures as they ride in a procession of cars across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge re-opens to traffic after repairs (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A California Highway Patrol officer looks on as a procession of cars crosses the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A procession of cars cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCSICO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: CalTrans spokesman Bob Haus waves to a procession of cars as they cross the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A California Highway Patrol car drives by the Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A California Highway Patrol car nears the city and county of San Francisco as it crosses the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A California Highway Patrol car drives by the Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge following a chain-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge on September 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A California Highway Patrol officers ride in formation by the toll plaza before a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A California Highway Patrol officer blocks a toll plaza lane before a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: California Highway Patrol officers ride by the toll plaza before a chain-cutting ceremony to officially open the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Oakland, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest self-anchored suspension tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs
EMERYVILLE, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: The self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Emeryville, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest SAS tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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