Skyway and Oakland Touchdown
As the longest section of the new East Span at 1.2 miles, the Skyway’s graceful parallel decks will transform the appearance of the Bay Bridge, as well as the way motorists experience their drive, thanks to sweeping unencumbered views of the Bay. The sleek side-by-side east and westbound decks arc out gracefully over the Bay, a distinct change from the gray steel truss box of the original bridge that now carries traffic. Prime contractor Kiewit/FCI/Manson (Joint Venture) completed construction in 2008.
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Just west of the Toll Plaza, nestled against the Oakland shoreline, the Oakland Touchdown (OTD) will introduce westbound drivers to the new East Span as it carries traffic from Interstate 80 onto the sweeping side-by-side decks of the Skyway. For eastbound drivers from San Francisco, this section of the bridge will carry them from the Skyway into the East Bay. The project involves building the east and westbound roadways and a new electrical substation, in addition to extensive relocation of underground utilities.
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