YAY NEW BRIDGE!

My dad retired from Caltrans*, so I'm watching this one with bated breath. In fact, I think I may call him this evening, to see if he has Opinions on this, and check if the same firm that did the last bridge-closure work is doing this one. They're good. They did the Santa Monica Freeway fix after Northridge and the Melted Freeway Fix a couple of springs back.

* California built the BB, whereas the Feds (Army Corp) built the GGB. So he feels more proprietary about the BB, which _is_ quite a feat of engineering. Some of his staff put together a wonderful book about "highway bridges of California" which has pride of place on a bookshelf.
hehe yeah my dad was steward on the bay bridge job until he retired a couple months ago. so he still very much feels this is His Baby. that is how come i always get access to photograph stuff like this. i am looking forward to hopefully making it out every day this weekend to chronicle them doing the hookup. I CANT WAIT! my whole family (both sides) are ironworkers going back many generations, so we are super tied in to bridges and buildings in the bay area. a member of my family has been either foreman or steward on every bridge construction job in the bay area except the dumbarton, but we still had people working on that one. even the ggb, my great great grandpa was one of the foremen.
What I'm *not* looking forward to is 3-4 years of 40 MPH on the S-shaped detour.

Looking forward to your photos!