Caltrans Seeking Permits To Demolish Bay Bridge Pier With Explosives, Despite Possible Marine Life Danger
Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, but Caltrans officials say it would have the least impact on bay wildlife.
Decades of memories are being reduced to rubble, and there’s not much left of Candlestick Park.
When the old, dilapidated house known as “The Honeymoon Cottage” hit the market in Larkspur last year, everyone was certain it would be a total teardown.
There was a time when the popular preference for doing away with Candlestick Park was for a spectacular implosion, much like has been done with other stadiums with the signature moment captured in videos and photos.
Part of the old Bay Bridge may be brought down with explosives.
After preliminary work to tear out seats and other items, crews have begun the heavy work of tearing down Candlestick Park, longtime home of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.
The plan to demolishing Candlestick Park and build new development on the site is running into increased opposition.
Some people in San Francisco’s Bayview District are worried about potential health effects from the tear down of Candlestick Park.
Starting this week, the new Bay Bridge bike path will be closing periodically as crews continue to tear down the old span, but cyclists are willing to put up with it since the work is extending the trail to Yerba Buena Island.
Firefighters responded to debris falling from a building scheduled for demolition in San Francisco’s Financial District Monday morning, a fire dispatcher said.