SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A working mini-version of the Bay Bridge Eastern Span will be built in Downtown San Francisco, as part of the new Transbay Transit Center project.
KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle insider Phil Matier reported in Wednesday’s Matier and Ross column that the $22 million span will have a look and color similar to the single tower suspension bridge that opened in 2013.READ MORE: Bill To Let CA Politicians See Names On Recall Petitions Won't Move Forward
The span is part of a $58 million bus ramp connecting the new terminal and the actual Bay Bridge, which will allow buses to avoid clogged streets in Downtown.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: San Francisco DA Boudin Says 'A Long Way To Go' On Reform After Guilty Verdicts
Transbay Joint Powers Authority officials said the design was chosen to allow the basement of the transit center to be used for train service one day.MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Trial: South Bay Activists Relieved By Guilty Verdict
Officials said the terminal is scheduled to be completed in late 2017.