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Posts Tagged ‘Bay Bridge’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr. President, National Academy of Engineering

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr. President, National Academy of Engineering

“We don’t address the problems when we have them if we can delay addressing them. Any of the big infrastructure projects, or many of them, come following a crisis….The idea of not serving infrastructure needs is endemic in our society.”

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San Francisco, CA: Bay Bridge in 1936 vs. 2013

Friday, September 20th, 2013
San Francisco, CA: Bay Bridge in 1936 vs. 2013

The recent opening of the new and iconic east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was a monumental achievement for Caltrans, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the California Transportation Commission, but let’s not forget those who paved the way for us in the 1930s as they built the original Bay Bridge — an engineering marvel in its own right. Check out this split-screen comparison that celebrates both spans!
-CaltransVideo on YouTube

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Oakland, CA: First Night on New Bay Bridge

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Across and back on the SF Oakland Bay Bridge. Westbound first, then eastbound. Within the first few hundred cars each way.

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Yerba Buena Island, CA: Bay Bridge Foundation Blasting

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

The New Bay Bridge W2 East and W2 West Foundation Blasting from Holdrege & Kull on Vimeo. During the summer of 2003 H&K provided shoring design for two deep foundations for the new Bay Bridge on Yerba Buena Island (YBI). Each foundation was approximately 70 x 70 x 90 feet deep and extended up to […]

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San Francisco, CA: Waterfront and Bay Bridge 1936

Monday, April 9th, 2012

San Francisco Waterfront and Bay Bridge, 1930s. Various shots.High-angle shot of San Francisco waterfront, daytime, from approximately Pier 6 to 17.San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge seen from Yerba Buena Island with ferries sailing underneath.Overexposed shot of Golden Gate Bridge with bright sky in background.Eastern span of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge with Key System Ferry terminal on […]

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50 NOTABLE ROAD, RAIL, PORT, AND AIRPORT PROJECTS

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Central Corridor Light Rail: This image shows how the Central Corridor LRT trains will turn from 12th Street onto Cedar Street and head south toward downtown St. Paul. The Minnesota Capitol is in the background.

CIVIL ENGINEERING NEWS
Stressed public budgets and delayed passage of long-term federal funding have taken a toll on many transportation infrastructure projects in the United States during the last year. Nevertheless, many significant projects are moving ahead. The inaugural CE News Transportation Projects Roadmap lists 50 notable transportation infrastructure projects in the United States — ranked by estimated cost — that are currently in some stage of planning, design, or early construction. The list includes 21 road/highway/bridge projects, 17 rail/transit projects, seven port/waterway projects, and five airport projects…
-CE News

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