San Francisco Bay Bridge, connecting San Francisco to East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc), suffered some damages during 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and almost 24 years later, finally a new east span is set to open on early September 3.
This new span suffered much delays due to design, funding and safety issues and let's hope that it will withstand another strong shake. However, it is a beautifully designed span and as last Saturday when we drove on the current east span for the last time before the new span is to open, we were able to have a quick look at its near complete form.
First, a group of photos and a video shot on our way to San Francisco, on the upper deck of the double-decker bridge.
Returning from San Francisco to Berkeley, we saw the new east span from different angles, from the lower deck. Tomorrow, the Bay Bridge will be closed for five days in order to open the new span during Labor Day weekend.
Surely, it will be an exciting new icon in San Francisco Bay Area.
Below is the photo I took in San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on 14 September, 2013, of the completed new and old east span of the Bay Bridge:
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