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.
The lighthouse, which offers spectacular views of the Marin Coast, had been closed because the bridge leading to the site had eroded.
The Self Anchored Suspension Span is the signature element of the new section of the bridge. Crews will be pulling 137 strands that will make up the main cable. Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney explained the process as the first cable came off the line.
Construction crews began installing the final section of the suspension portion of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge Friday morning.