Bay Bridge Construction
The Bay Bridge saga continues as the $239 million takedown of the old eastern span has fallen six months behind schedule.
Witness more than 42,000 hours of construction in just 4 minutes with the official time-lapse movie of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, courtesy of EarthCam.
Officials say there were no problems during the first hours of construction to put finishing touches on the new eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
A bridge engineering expert told a Bay Area transportation panel Wednesday that a short-term fix could allow the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to open on schedule by Labor Day after all.
Three state senators have begun an independent examination of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Tuesday after recent media reports about safety issues.
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.
The bright orange catwalks leading to the tower on the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span were illuminated Monday, giving residents a sneak preview of what the bridge will look like when it is completed in 2013.
It’s finally coming together – the last remaining section of the new Bay Bridge tower was slated for installation Friday. Crews warned ahead of time that the piece being installed was considered the most complicated of the entire tower project.