NOTICE TO Major Steel Bridge Fabricators

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Seismic Safety Project
Steel Fabricators Outreach Briefing

Tuesday, July 17, 2001 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.; Program begins at 9:00 a.m. Caltrans District 4 Auditorium 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California, USA

The California Department of Transportation, District 4 is hosting an information session on Structural Steel fabrication for the construction contracts for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Seismic Safety Project (East Span). Construction of this project is scheduled to begin in year 2002. Currently, the Department is in the design stage with this project. The information session will allow the steel fabricators and suppliers to better understand the project and prepare to bid on the project. Those in attendance will hear first-hand about the East Span Seismic Safety Project early in the process and will be able to share ideas and information.

The East Span will have "Buy America Requirements" for Miscellaneous Metal and Structural Steel Materials. It will have more than one construction package. The signature span of the East Span will be a single steel tower, asymmetrical, self-anchored suspension bridge. The main span will be 385 meters with a back span of 180 meters. The 70-meter wide deck will be twin orthotropic steel box girders connected transversely with cross beams. Structural steel details, specifications, and acceptance criteria will be presented and discussed at the information session.

Contractors, fabricators, and suppliers desiring to attend the outreach briefing should respond by July 10, 2001. Responses should identify the company and the number attending. Space is limited. Response notifications should be faxed, e-mailed, or sent via US mail. Responses should be addressed to:

If you have questions, please call the conference planner at 1800-517-8335. Thank you for your interest