Pier E3 Implosion - Old Bay Bridge


  • What: Implosion of E-3, the largest support pier of the old, East Span of the Bay Bridge
  • When: November 14, 2015
  • Where: San Francisco Bay, Pier E-3, old East Span
  • Why: Continued work to dismantle the old East Span
  • How: A controlled, underwater implosion lasting six seconds
  • Who: Caltrans and partner agencies California Highway Patrol (CHP), Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the contractor Kiewit/Manson
  • Fact Sheet: E3 Implosion Fact Sheet
  • News Release: Largest Pier of Old East Span Imploded



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Contact Information

Physical Address:

Department of Transportation
District 4
111 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

General Information:

Main Phone Line: (510) 286-4444

Leah Robinson-Leach
Bay Bridge Spokesperson
Caltrans District 4
Phone: (510)715-6730
Email: leah_robinson-leach@dot.ca.gov