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Bay Bridge Tour: Part 2
July 31st, 2012 by Sherwood

Last week, we posted about some of the information our engineers gathered during their tour of the new San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. Here is part two of our post, with more stories about the construction process.

Great care has been taken to help protect the environment in the planning and construction of the bridge. When driving up to the Yerba Buena Transition structure, there was a section of water near the island that was blocked off by buoys. These buoys designated a zone with eelgrass, a protected marine plant that provides food and shelter to many fish and other local species. This shows just part of the great effort being made to conserve the environment around the bay bridge, even during construction. (more…)

Bay Bridge Tour: Part 1
July 27th, 2012 by Sherwood

On July 24, a few of our engineers attended an informational session and boat tour of the new east span of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, hosted by CalTrans. The east span of the new Bay Bridge includes the Oakland touchdown, the skyway, the self-anchored suspension span and the Yerba Buena transition structure, and it is currently slated to open Labor Day weekend, 2013. Here are some of the facts and stories that stood out. (more…)