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Posts Tagged ‘Oakland’

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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Oakland, CA: 12th Street Reconstruction Project Final Time-Lapse

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

(Best viewed in the HD setting and full screen) This is the final version of the time-lapse that captures the construction work of The City of Oakland (California) Measure DD, 12th Street Reconstruction Project, photos taken between January 10, 2011 and November 21, 2012. The project relocates and narrows a roadway to create a new […]

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Oakland, CA: Bay Bridge Eastern Span Construction

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Oakland to Treasure Island construction of new suspension bridge span April 12, 2012 part 15 – cemekickit on YouTube

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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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Oakland, CA: 12th Street Reconstruction Project

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

(Best viewed in the HD setting and full screen) This time-lapse captures the construction work of The City of Oakland (California) Measure DD, 12th Street Reconstruction Project, between January 10, 2011 and March 9, 2012. (The final version of the time-lapse video will be complete in the Fall of 2012 when the work is scheduled […]

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San Francisco, CA: Bay Bridge Cable Animation

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Animation of how the longest suspension cable in the world will be installed over the next few months on the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge. ZushaElinson1 on YouTube.

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Oakland, CA: Concrete Pouring on I-880

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This happened about 12:30 am to 3 am on a Saturday night — road crews removed large chunks of the freeway, prepared the underlying dirt, and poured fresh concrete on 880 SB outside the Cotton Mill Studio in Oakland. – mcheung on YouTube

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Walk Score: The 10 Most Walkable Cities

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Walk Score

Walk Score has released its 2011 list of the 10 Most Walkable Cities. Walk Score ranks the walkability of the 50 largest states in the United States. The Walk Score Algorithm Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking. Walk Score uses a patent-pending […]

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