Caltrans District 4 Media Advisory

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Caltrans Continues Implosion of the Original Bay Bridge Piers



Date: September 14, 2017
District: District 4
Contact: Alejandro Lopez
Phone: (510) 286-5445

What?

Caltrans will continue this weekend with a single pier implosion for the original Bay Bridge on Saturday, September 16. Pier E6 has a volume of over 6000 cubic yards of concrete and is the largest of the remaining 11 marine foundations of the original East Span of the Bay Bridge. The series of implosions are anticipated over several weekends this fall, with a projected completion date by mid November 2017. With approval from regulatory agencies, Caltrans will combine multiple piers on certain demolition dates, allowing the demolition work to be completed a year ahead of schedule, saving taxpayers nearly $10 million.

When?

Saturday, September 16, 2017. The window time for the implosion is between 9:30AM—11:30AM. Suggested arrival time, 9AM.

Where?

Press access will be provided at the Oakland shoreline of the Old Bay Bridge, end of Burma Road, Oakland map below. Please follow the signs leading to the end of Burma Road.

Media Access Map

Media Access Map

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The live stream below will allow for public viewing during the operation. We encourage the public to use this method for observing the operation the day of the implosion, September 16. Afterward, check back here or at CaltransVideo on YouTube for recorded video.

CaltransVideo: Piers E14 & E15 October 28, 2017

Live Video Stream: Camera 1

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Live Video Stream: Camera 2

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Tentative Schedule

Implosions of the Original Bay Bridge Marine Foundations - Piers E6 through E18 – September through November 2017

Potential Weekend Dates * Marine Piers
September 2, 3, 4 – Labor Day Weekend E7 & E8 - COMPLETED September 2, 2017
September 16, 17, 18 E6 - COMPLETED September 16, 2017
September 30, October 1, 2
E9 & E10 - COMPLETED October 1, 2017
October 14, 15, 16 E11, E12 & E13 - COMPLETED October 14, 2017

Next Implosions:
October 28, 29, 30

E14 & E15
November 11, 12, 13 E16, E17 & E18
* NOTE: Dates and times may change during the planned weekend due to weather, presence of marine animals, and other conditions.

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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
Email: alejandro.lopez@dot.ca.gov

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