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What happened to the old Bay Bridge?
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) demolition crews began bay bridge demolition of the final section of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge Tuesday, removing the last remnants of a structure that graced the San Francisco Bay skyline for more than 80 years.
When was the old Bay Bridge taken down?
Caltrans' ongoing project to demolish the original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reached a historic milestone in late March 2017 when the final 1.7-million-pound steel truss section of the old Bay Bridge was lowered, completely disassembled and recycled as part of the Old Bay Bridge alignment.
Is the old Bay Bridge still standing?
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- It's the end of an era for the old Bay Bridge as Caltrans blew up the last two piers that once held the structure over San Francisco Bay. Caltrans finished the demolition project a year ahead of schedule, removing 11 piers this year. ... Sunday marks 81 years since the bridge first opened.
Why did the Bay Bridge collapse in 1989?
17, 1989, ABC7 News reporter Leslie Brinkley was on her way to a routine assignment in Oakland. Her story and her life changed in 15 seconds. At 5:04 p.m., the Loma Prieta earthquake shook with such violent force it tore the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in two while she and her crew were crossing it.
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. Eastern span replacement · MacArthur Maze · 49-Mile Scenic Drive Total length: West: 10,304 ft (3,141 m); East span: 10,176 ft (3,102 m); Total: 4.46 miles (7.18 km); excluding approaches Construction end: November 12, 1936 Construction start: July 8, 1933 Longest span: West: two main spans; 2,310 ft (704 m); East: one main span; 1,400 ft (430 m)
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Nov 11, 2017 · Caltrans has finished its demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span—a year ahead of schedule ...Duration: 2:42
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Oct 17, 2013 · As soon as the old Bay Bridge was shut down, crews began dismantling it. Most of that work took ...Duration: 4:34
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The 1.7 million-lb piece of the old span of the bay bridge demolition will be sectioned off and carefully lowered to a barge then taken to Oakland for recycling ...
Jun 24, 2021 · The first phase of the demolition process of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been completed.
Dec 29, 2014 - Steel from the old Bay Bridge in San Francisco will be set aside for public art in the Bay Area.
Mar 28, 2017 · The last chunk of the old eastern half of the Bay Bridge, which over the years carried 3 billion motorists on their starry-eyed odysseys to ...
Sep 7, 2018 · The piers, buried deep in the bay mud, supported the old eastern span of the bay bridge. Once that span was torn down, the piers were no longer ...
May 18, 2018 · The original and a new temporary structure will be swapped this weekend. Photo courtesy of Caltrans. The Bay Bridge closure this weekend will be ...