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.


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