Demolition work on 'old' Bay Bridge could take 3 years
Original post made on Sep 3, 2013
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on Sep 3, 2013 at 8:35 am
So I understood that the old bridge would be towed out of the bay and used as the foundation for a reef. Does anyone know any details of this plan and if this is true? It would be very cool if a new reef system could be created by the infrastructure that this would provide.
on Sep 3, 2013 at 11:49 am
Why not just use a percentage of the costs for the demolition of the old bridge and upgrade it! The new bridge could then take the westbound traffic into S.F. and the old bridge could take the eastbound traffic to Oakland. That would cut the amount of traffic congestion down about 50% on each bridge and extend the life, not to mention cut down on the traffic delays also. It would save the total costs of the demo for an already financially strapped State. The new bridge already has cost 4X what the initial estimate said. The old "historic" bridge would be preserved, traffic congestion would be reduced and the taxpayers would save a great deal of money in the process.
on Sep 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm
Sorry Mike from Mohr Park, your suggestion is physically impossible. Can't have both bridges taking traffic at the same time. And the demolition work has already begun. The first 1,000 ft. on the Oakland side, if I recall correctly, is gone.