California’s Busiest Bridge Has a Serious Issue With Rust

The Bay Bridge’s failures reveal the two main problems with engineering innovation.

Source: California’s Busiest Bridge Has a Serious Issue With Rust | WIRED

The article intimates that the bridge can be saved, a lot of time and effort and money went into the structure. It is a beautiful bridge.


Privacy Fears Grow as Cities Increase Surveillance

Oakland migrates policing to the opticon. Murders at an endemic high, police staffing at record lows, and the inability to solve even the simplest of murders. This initiative may help the hills with their property crimes, but little else.

Walked the New Bay Bridge Today

Took the dogs and walked the new Bay Bridge Eastern span today. 10 miles round trip, wore them dogs out.

New Bay Bridge
New Bay Bridge-Looking West

That is the old bridge on the left, it blocks the view from the pedestrian area of the new bridge. I haven’t heard when they are going to take it down.

The pedestrian walkway doesn’t go quite to Yerba Buena Island yet, they have to tear down part of the old bridge before they can finish it. Parking is about 3 miles from the bridge…so the round trip was 10 miles…that is about all them dogs can handle.

Here is another shot taken from approximately the same spot but looking the other way (back toward Oakland).

New Bridge
New Bridge-Looking East