Rebuilding the Bay Bridge


The Oakland Bay Bridge in Northern California will be closed over the Labor Day weekend for seismic upgrades. The work entails moving a 288-foot piece of the bridge that weight 3300 tons to make room for its replacement. Before the replacement span can be built, a temporary bypass will be built to allow traffic to be diverted from the span that’s being replaced. This fascinating YouTube video shows a simulation of how the Bay Bridge bypass will be installed:

Date: Friday, August 07th, 2009
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