Caltrans District 4 Media Advisory

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Old Bay Bridge Demolition Continues

Fourth 288-foot Truss Lowering

Date: November 28, 2016
District: District 4
Contact: Leah Robinson-Leach
Phone: (510) 715-6730
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060


What? Caltrans continues removal of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, eastward toward the Oakland shoreline. This truss, span #20, is the fourth of fourteen 288-foot trusses, weighing 1.7 million pounds. It is sixty-five feet wide and thirty-eight feet in height.

When? Tomorrow, the lowering of the fourth 288’ truss span of the Old Bay Bridge will begin at approximately 11:00am and finish by sunset, about 5:00pm. Going forward, a truss span is expected to be lowered every 7 to 10 days, depending on weather.

Where? The #20 span is adjacent to, and just east of, the #19 span that was lowered earlier this month.

A live stream will allow for public viewing during the operation. We encourage the public to use this method for observing the operation.

Watch it live from the following links:

Live Video Feeds

View of Pier E-7 Implosion:

Watch on Youtube.

View of Pier E-8 Implosion:

Watch on Youtube


Old Bay Bridge Demolition Links

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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