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Demolition of Old Bay Bridge East Span Enters New Phase: Removal of Smaller Truss Sections
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Caltrans’ demolition of the original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continues eastward toward the Oakland shoreline, with a new phase commencing on November 2, 2016: dismantling the smaller spans, with the operation to remove the first of the 288-foot trusses.

TBPOC Puts Bay Bridge Demolition Back on Schedule
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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) announced today a plan to simultaneously remove the east and west halves of the original Bay Bridge’s cantilever, which will put the removal of t

Demolition of Original Bay Bridge East Span Begins in Earnest
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There’s a certain poignancy to the fact that full-scale demolition of the original Bay Bridge East Span Bay Bridge started today, on the 77th anniversary of span’s opening on November 12, 1936.

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Original East Span Pier Implosions
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Watch two marine foundations from the original Bay Bridge implode in less than 30 seconds!

Bay Bridge Implosion
Video
Monday, November 9, 2015

600 micro-implosions, over 6 seconds, will entomb one of the obsolete Bay Bridge foundations at the bottom of San Francisco Bay this weekend.

Bay Bridge East Span Demolition Update
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span passed a milestone this summer when the last piece of the cantilver section was cut out, and sent off to be recycled.

Bridge Demolition Update December 2014
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Friday, December 26, 2014

The first phase of demolishing the old East Span of the Bay Bridge started in March of 2014. The progress, you'll see, is remarkable and on track for first phase completion by the Fall of 2015.

Bay Bridge Update: Old East Span Demolition
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

You can call it a major breakthrough. Engineers have separated the Western side from the Eastern side of the Cantilever Truss of the Bay Bridge.

Demolishing the old Bay Bridge East Span
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Thursday, October 17, 2013