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Last Chance to Apply for Steel from the Old Bay Bridge

Application closes on December 1, 2016

For artists and design professionals who like to work big, there's good news: The Oakland Museum of California is making available free of charge more than 200 tons of steel from the 1936 East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as part of the third and final round of its Bay Bridge Steel Program. The steel pieces are being salvaged from the demolition of the old East Span, and are being offered for creative reuse in civic and public art projects. The museum is hosting a site visit to see the salvaged steel next Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in the afternoon. 

The Bay Bridge Steel Program is targeted at a broad range of artists, architects, landscape architects, planners and other design professionals working in the public realm. The museum is working under the direction of the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) made up of Caltrans, MTC and its Bay Area Toll Authority offshoot, and the California Transportation Authority, to support and administer the process of distributing salvaged steel for use in projects that creatively celebrate or evoke the original bridge and/or its history.

The online application is now open and will close on December 1, 2016.

Please refer to the most recent FAQ on the program's web page for a list of the bridge elements that are available. See a video about the Bay Bridge Steel Program. 

If you have questions, or are planning to apply and would like to join the site visit on November 9, please email Leslie Pritchett, the program's administrator.

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