Friday, January 10, 2014

San Francisco Bay Bridge Construction

This series of remarkable photos (sequential by date) documents the construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The bridge connects the "East Bay" (Berkeley, Oakland) with San Francisco. The Bay Bridge has always lived in the shadow of its showier cousin, the Golden Gate Bridge, but it is perhaps even more impressive as a feat of engineering. (I say this as someone who has been across the Bay Bridge many times.)

The Bay Bridge has recently undergone an extensive renovation. Most recently before that it was in the news when it was damaged as a result of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (the one that interrupted a World Series - I wasn't at the game but even 80 miles inland we felt the quake strongly).

 I've driven through this tunnel many times. 
It's the eastern side of the same tunnel seen in #12 (6 photos above).

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