The Bay Bridge’s self-anchored suspension span is now holding itself up, marking the last major milestone in construction of the new eastern portion of the bridge, Caltrans said Wednesday.
Caltrans is warning the Bay Bridge could be closed over a five-day span as the work to complete the new eastern span grinds toward a planned 2013 Labor Day weekend opening.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing is claiming parts for the new Bay Bridge is made from 100 percent Chinese Steel, but a spokesman for the project disagrees.
The Bay Bridge is back open, providing relief to drivers who stayed in town over the Presidents Day weekend and were caught up in the gridlock during the closure.
An interview with Bart Ney of Caltrans on progress for the new Bay Bridge.
Caltrans officials just celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge, but the next step will involve some commuter delays.
The last – and most challenging – piece of the new Bay Bridge suspension span deck is about to be put into place.
When a ship from China arrives by next Monday, Caltrans crews will have all of the components in place to assemble the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
The signature element of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was hoisted into place Thursday afternoon. Work on the new “cable saddle,” which is the world’s largest, started at 5 a.m. and continued through the day.
Another $100 million has been approved to build a new eastern portion of the Bay Bridge, so the entire span could open sooner than expected.