Caltrans District 4 Media Advisory

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Torch Cutting Operations on the Old Bay Bridge Require SFOBB Bike Path Closure

Date: March 4, 2016
District: District 4
Contact: Leah Robinson-Leach
Phone: (510) 715-6730
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060


What? Caltrans is prioritizing safety in closing the bike path of the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB). In preparation for the lowering of the Pier E5 truss span, torch cutting and burning of steel will be performed during the coming several weeks. The bike path will be closed in order to minimize potential risks to the public from the smoke likely to result from the torch cutting operations.

When? Monday, March 7, 2016 through Friday, April 1, 2016.

Where? Pier E4 – Pier E23 (The entire bike path.)


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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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