Bay Bridge is closed for five days to be upgraded


 1,2 million square feet of pavement surface will be ground for the drainage system and nearly 3,000 truckloads of concrete grindings and construction debris will be taken out. 10,000 feet of traffic barrier rail will be installed.  14,500 tones of asphalt (2,000 truckloads) will be applied. On the old westbound Interstate 80, 1,000 foot section will be demolished and new lanes will be built, that will tie the freeway to the new bridge. A protective polyester roadway coating will be applied on the travel lanes near the tunnel.
All the five lanes, the bike and pedestrian path will open September 3.
The concept of a bridge spanning the San Francisco Bay was born early in 1872 when a Bay Bridge Committee was established. The construction began in 1933 including for the Yerba Buena Tunnel. The bridge was first opened to traffic on November 12, 1936.
It was a real long rich history of that time until now.


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