Caltrans District 4 Media Advisory

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Caltrans Performs Test Blast in Preparation for Upcoming Marine Foundation Implosions

Date: October 7, 2016
District: District 4
Contact: Leah Robinson-Leach
Phone: (510) 715-6730
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060


What? Caltrans is performing a test blast in preparation of the upcoming implosions of Pier E4 and Pier E5 of the Old Bay Bridge on October 15th and 29th, 2016. Environmental monitoring systems, bird cannon, bubble curtain, safety checks and signals will be tested during this operation. The bike path of the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) will be closed during this test blast.

When? Approximately 11:00am, Friday, October 7, 2016

Where? Pier E4 foundation

**A press release will go out next week, mid-week, to inform the media of security access for credentials and other relevant details.


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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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