The main thoroughfare to get across the bay from San Francisco to Oakland, California, had been completely closed since Wednesday, August 28, so the final touches could be finished on the new 2.2-mile span from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
The bridge, which was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, reopened to traffic on September 2, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
The span’s bike and pedestrian path opened to the public the following day.
The bridge rehab was a $6.4-billion project that was “marred by delays and cost overruns,” according to the Los Angeles Times report, and took more than a decade to complete.
To view construction cams of the project, go to baybridgeinfo.org/construction-cams.
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