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Designing the New Bay Bridge


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The tower of the Bay Bridge's new self-anchored suspension span.
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The tower of the Bay Bridge's new self-anchored suspension span.

Last week, construction crews on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge completed "the big lift," dramatically shifting the weight of the new single-tower suspension span from temporary supports to a mile-long cable. The new section, set to open next year, is now officially the world's largest self-anchored suspension span. We'll talk to some of the architects involved with the project.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bart Ney, senior communications manager for the California Department of Transportation
  • Clive Endress, senior landscape architect for the California Department of Transportation
  • Donald MacDonald, principal with Donald MacDonald Architects
  • Michael Fitzpatrick, bridge architect with T.Y. Lin International

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