Bay Bridge – Environment
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It’s been a long time coming, but crews are finally putting the finishing touches on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, with it expected to open on Monday night.
While the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic in September, the work needed to take down the old roadway is expected to take years.
In the steel rafters of the old Bay Bridge, a flock of fowl you may never have noticed has built its home; but those homes will have to come down as the old section of roadway is replaced.
It’s the most expensive public works project in California’s history. Every day, 280-thousand cars thump over the reason it all began. It’s at pier E9 where the cantilever meets the incline section. Little do commuters know, they’re rolling over the reason for spending $6 billion.
It’s a flow of water bigger than the mighty Mississippi River – 390 billion gallons of water move in and out of San Francisco Bay twice a day, creating an engineering challenge for the designers of the new Bay Bridge.