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Environmental Monitoring of Pier E3 Implosion

Caltrans News Flash #58

Date: December 17, 2015
District: District 4
Contact: Leah Robinson-Leach
Phone: (510) 715-6730
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

OAKLAND - Protecting the environment and safety were at the forefront when it came to planning for the recent demolition of Pier E3 of the old Bay Bridge.

OAKLAND - In this Caltrans News Flash, Caltrans takes us through the extensive environmental monitoring processes utilized by Caltrans before, during and after the implosion of Pier E3.

Several teams of scientists spent years planning the environmental monitoring to ensure the largest of the bridge's marine foundations would be demolished in the most environmentally sound and efficient way possible.

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This News Flash is the 58th 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 visit

For more information about the department's activities, PIO Contact Info.

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Contact Information

Physical Address:

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

General Information:

Main Phone Line: (510) 286-4444

Alejandro Lopez
Bay Bridge Spokesperson
Caltrans District 4
Phone: (510)286-5445

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