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.
From March 15, 2014 until May 25, 2014, the pathway where the Shellmound St. and Burma Rd. trailheads converge and travel along the bridge will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.
For public safety during demolition activities, crews have installed a gate 1/4 mile east of the current end of the bicycle and pedestrian path (see Bay Bridge Trail map). This gate will be closed Monday - Saturday.
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.
February 1 – June 8, 2014
Location: De Young Museum
Celebrating the completion of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, this exhibition presents a newly acquired group of photographs by Peter Stackpole documenting the bridge’s original construction in the 1930s.
On February 26, 2014, the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee hosted a a technical briefing about the ongoing testing of A354 Grade BD rods on the new East Span's suspension span. The technical briefing provided an overview how we are assessing the long term performance of these rods, and what will be done with the results of these tests. Watch the entire briefing and view the presentations here.
Documents and Reports
Public safety has always been the driving factor behind building the new East Span of the Bay Bridge. Over the years, the project has encountered challenges that we overcame as we strived to deliver a seismically safe and resilient bridge that will withstand the next massive earthquake. To review documents about the building of this bridge and the issues the project encountered, please visit the following pages: Bay Bridge Documents Quality Assurance Rod Fix and Testing
Yerba Buena Island Ramps Project Begins in 2014New westbound off- and on-ramps at Yerba Buena Island, just before the Yerba Buena Island Tunnel, will be built starting in January 2014 and are expected to be completed by the summer of 2016. While drivers have traditionally exited onto the island from the left side of the westbound deck, the ramps will be built on the right side. The project is being managed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. More information
Lane and ramp closure schedule for Thursday (04/17/14)night to Friday (04/18/14) morning:
Thursday (04/17/14)night to Friday (04/18/14) morning:
Friday (04/18/14) day:
6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., South shoulder lanes will be closed.
6 a.m. to 12 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