East Span Bay Bridge

East Span Bay Bridge

News and Stories

Last Old Bay Bridge Truss Removed
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Adapted from a Caltrans release.

Daylight Saving Time Brings Changes to Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path Hours
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Adapted from a Caltrans release.

Caltrans has announced longer hours for the bicycle/pedestrian path on the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Bay Bridge Wreath Returns to Mark Holiday Season
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Keeping with a great tradition started nearly eighty years ago, Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) workers a

Demolition of Old Bay Bridge East Span Enters New Phase: Removal of Smaller Truss Sections
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

(Adapted from a Caltrans release.)

Last Chance to Apply for Steel from the Old Bay Bridge
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For artists and design professionals who like to work big, there's good news: The Oakland Museum of California is making available free of charge more than 200 tons of steel from the 1936 East Span

Environmental Program for Youths Wins Statewide Award
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Caltrans has recognized the Bay Area’s Spare the Air Youth Program with an Excellence in Transportation Award in the Public Awareness Campaigns category.

Old Bay Bridge East Span Has Steel Appeal
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bay Area artists, landscape architects, designers and planners toured a salvage yard at the demolition site of the old East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in mid-August to view stacke

Oakland Museum of California Announces First Round of Bay Bridge Steel Program Awardees
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Oakland Museum of California has announced that five artists, designers and design firms have been awarded steel from the demolition of the Eastern span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge

Wreath Returns to Bring Holiday Cheer To Bay Bridge Travelers
News Release
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) crews this week completed their annual installation of a festive holiday wreath above the Bay Bridge’s westbound Yerba Buena Island Tunnel

New “Green” Bay Bridge Maintenance Complex Opens
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Caltrans and MTC today cut the ribbon for a new, state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly LEED Gold certified Maintenance Complex that will serve the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and conso

Documents

Media

East Span Demolition: Removal of Last Truss
Photo Gallery
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Sign showing that the path has been named in honor of bike activist Alexander Zuckermann.
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bike Path Opens to Yerba Buena Island
Photo Gallery
Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Bay Bridge East Span bicycle/pedestrian path opened all the way from Oakland to its Yerba Buena Island landing for the first time on Sunday, October 23, 2016. One east side access po

Bay Bridge Demolition: The 504 Lowering
Video
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In 1935, raising the five 504 Trusses on the Bay Bridge involved driving hundreds of piles into the Bay.

Bay Bridge Implosion
Video
Monday, November 23, 2015

Engineers have imploded buildings for decades. That’s where hundreds of expertly timed small explosions cause a building to collapse within itself without damaging buildings right next door.

Bay Bridge Implosion
Video
Monday, November 9, 2015

600 micro-implosions, over 6 seconds, will entomb one of the obsolete Bay Bridge foundations at the bottom of San Francisco Bay this weekend.

Bay Bridge East Span Demolition Update
Video
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span passed a milestone this summer when the last piece of the cantilver section was cut out, and sent off to be recycled.

Workshop: Bay Bridge Steel Art Program
Video
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Bay Bridge Steel Program, being administered by Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), was created in response to significant interest from Bay Area artists and creative communities, who asked wh

A driver piloting a yellow Model T Ford had the honor of being the last car to drive through the Bay Bridge toll plaza before the permanent closure of the old East Span.
Bridge Closure Begins in Preparation for East Span Opening
Photo Gallery
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An era came to an end on Wednesday night with a small symbolic act: a lone vintage Model T Ford rolled through the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza just past 8 p.m.

Bay Bridge Demolition February Update
Video
Monday, February 23, 2015

The S-Curve is history, the cantilver sections are almost history, and plans are underway for the next two phases of bridge demolition on the old East Span.

Bridge Demolition Update December 2014
Video
Friday, December 26, 2014

The first phase of demolishing the old East Span of the Bay Bridge started in March of 2014. The progress, you'll see, is remarkable and on track for first phase completion by the Fall of 2015.