OAKLAND - Today, Caltrans announced that the implosion of Pier E3 is scheduled take place on Saturday 11/14, one week later than previously planned. Experts opted to move the date Tuesday morning after their thorough inspections found certain project materials were unsatisfactory.
"This is our process at work. Safety is the first priority. We commend the contractor for their diligent and extensive verification of the product they received, and for swiftly notifying us of the desire to reschedule. Safely and responsibly executing the implosion within the month of November remains our main objective."
Today, the media was given an extensive briefing on what to expect on the updated implosion date of Saturday November 14th, including environmental monitoring procedures, scientific analysis and predictions of what to expect before and after the event.
Members of the public should keep the following in mind during the implosion on Saturday November 14th:
The implosion is expected to total six seconds, and will occur mostly underwater.