The New San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
On September 2, 2013, the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic. Watch the bridge's construction from start to finish in this time lapse video, which compresses nearly six years of around-the-clock construction activity into a dizzying four minutes.
Palm Trees Arrive on the New East SpanCrews have begun planting a new group of the Canary Island Date palms along the Oakland approach of the new East Span. The palms, which arrived full-grown, were selected for their aesthetic similarity to the faceted light poles along the bridge. The trees can grow up to 50 feet tall, and are well-suited to withstand the Bay Area’s marine environment. A total of 30 trees will eventually be added.
Summer hours: From May 26 until September 1, the pathway where the Shellmound St. and Burma Rd. trailheads converge and travel along the bridge will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The parking lot located at Burma Rd. and Maritime St. will be closed Monday, August 25, through Friday, August 29. The section of the path adjacent to Burma Rd. will also be closed. The lot and path will reopen Labor Day weekend.
On August 21, 2014, Caltrans District 4 held a Bidder’s Conference for the removal of the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge east span. Meeting materials and resources for attendees are available on the Outreach tab on the Small Business page.
Department of Transportation Announces Advertisement for RFQThe Department of Transportation announces the advertisement of Request For Qualifications (RFQ), a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) contract, for the removal of the marine foundations of the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge east span. Click here to view the advertised RFQ.
Contract Information and Constructability WorkshopOn May 22, 2014, the Toll Bridge Program, Caltrans District 4 held a Contract Information and Constructability Workshop for the dismantling of the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge superstructure. Meeting materials and resources for attendees are available here.
Reflections on the Bay Bridge
During its exhibit Above and Below: Stories from Our Changing Bay, the Oakland Museum of California collected the public's own stories about what the Bay Bridge means to them. A sampling of these responses can be seen here. Hands-on educational models and bridge displays from the OMCA exhibit are now housed at the Public Information Office (PIO) for visitors, young and old, to explore. For more information about visiting the Bay Bridge and the PIO, check out our visitor's page.
Lane and ramp closure schedule for Thursday (8/28/14) night to Monday (9/1/14) night:
Thursday (8/28/14) night to Friday (8/29/14) morning:
10 p.m. to 6 a.m., one lane will be closed
Friday (8/29/14) day to Monday (9/1/14) night:
No closures scheduled
No closures scheduled
Tuesday (9/2/14) day:
5 a.m. to 5 p.m., north shoulder will be closed
6 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane will be closed
Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr. Governor
Brian Kelly, Secretary,
California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)
Carl Guardino Chair, California
Amy Rein Worth Chair, Bay Area Toll Authority
TOLL BRIDGE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Steve Heminger TBPOC Chair, Executive Director,
Bay Area Toll Authority
Andre Boutros Executive Director, California Transportation Commission
Malcolm Dougherty Director, Caltrans