This weekend started off with a boom! Traffic was momentarily stopped on the Bay Bridge, ship traffic was cleared from the surrounding area and air cannons were repeatedly fired off to scare away birds and seals just before the big moment. Once everything and everyone was cleared, piers E7 and E8 were imploded and dropped to the bottom of the Bay in a matter of seconds at 10:35am. Crews immediately started removing debris and will be clearing debris from the Bay floor in the coming days.
Old East Span Pier Implosion
Friday, September 1, 2017