The “new” Bay Bridge (between Oakland and San Francisco) has been in the making since the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. Part of the old bridge collapsed (which they repaired afterward) as a result of that earthquake but the bridge was deemed unsafe if another earthquake were to hit, so a new one needed to be constructed. It took FOREVER for the new one to get built for a few reasons…one of the reasons being that the two mayors were in disagreement about the design. It always amazed me that two people could hold up such an important project as this.
The new bridge finally opened a couple of years ago and is quite stunning! Here’s a zoomed in image of the main tower on the east side of Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco.
One more thing……yesterday I got a notification that it has been four years since I created my blog. Shocking! That’s all I got folks! Have a great weekend!
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