The Bay Bridge was closed this past weekend as workers replaced a 100 yard section of the bridge, sliding the old segment out of the way and moving in an entirely new piece. It’s hard to believe such a job on a *bridge* can be accomplished in just a few days.
Unfortunately (or fortunately), they discovered a cracked steel link, unrelated to the weekend repairs, that is forcing the bridge to stay closed for an extra day. This will definitely wreak havoc for commuters tomorrow. Public transportation is the way to go.
Many thanks to Caltrans for working so hard this weekend and completing the incredible task at hand. We truly live an amazing time. Sometimes we’re so engrossed in our virtual web 2.0 world, that we forget about the real engineers out there who make our world actually run.
You can find more info about the Bay Bridge retrofit at:
It’s going to be beautiful once completed.
The original construction: