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Lengthy, costly trail to Bay Bridge's eastern span

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mark Holtz, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

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    From SF Gate:

    Lengthy, costly trail to Bay Bridge's eastern span
    FULL ARTICLE HERE
     
  2. phrelin

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    This is a fascinating story of design by committee. :nono2:

    I was sure I was just showing my age when I had the reaction above. Then I read this quote:

    Let's just hope the bridge does better than the dot-com boom which collapsed. :sure:
     
  3. gov

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    I have a side interest in various types of bridges. The unusual configuration of this cable stayed span is somewhat concerning. I'd think a smaller demonstration span (say a pedestrian span on a college campus somewhere) might have been a good idea, building such a large novel design in a demanding environment (earthquakes, salt spray, high humidity, large and variable live loads, demanding foundation requirements) might 'bite' somebody in the butt.
     
  4. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    "World's Toughest Fixes", episode 12 season 2 (available on Netflix), showed removing a section of the old bridge and inserting the 'S' curve over a Labor Day weekend. Pretty cool stuff.

    I didn't know all the details of the new bridge, but as one commenter said, 'the west coast Big Dig.'.
     
  5. yosoyellobo

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    That is what came to my mind when I read this article.
     

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