California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Date:        January 29, 2016
District:   Headquarters
Contact: Leah Robinson-Leach
Phone:    (510) 715-6730
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone:    (916) 657-5060

504 Foot Steel Section is First of 19 to be Removed

OAKLAND – In this Caltrans News Flash, you’ll get an advance peek at how Caltrans will remove the first of 19 trusses on the old east span of the Bay Bridge. The work is scheduled for Feb. 4, is expected to take at least one full day and will take place over several hours as the 504’ truss is lowered onto a barge that will haul it away.

This is the first removal of the 19 still-standing trusses on the old east span, which will take place over several months.

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For more information on how Caltrans is carefully dismantling the old bridge, go to . This News Flash is the 65th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or go to

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