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.

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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.

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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.

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Officials said the terminal is scheduled to be completed in late 2017.