Descending the New Alexander Zuckermann Bicycle / Pedestrian Path on Opening Day 

The new Alexander Zuckermann Bicycle / Pedestrian Path on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge officially opened at noon on September 3rd, 2013. Find out more about the new path here and check out video filmed while ascending the bridge.

This video was filmed with Google Glass and has been speeded up to 2x faster than normal playback. Song is “Bicycle Rider” by True Love Always.

The Bay Lights Unveiled: World’s Largest Light Sculpture Illuminates San Francisco Bay Bridge With 25,000 LEDs

Although the iconic Golden Gate Bridge draws over 10 million visitors each year, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge serves more than double the daily traffic - and tonight it’s finally getting its share of the spotlight. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco has studded its western span with 25,000 LEDs, effectively transforming it into the world’s largest light sculpture. Designed by artist Leo VillarealThe Bay Lights ignites the bridge with glowing forms that fall like rain, rise like fizzing champagne bubbles, and swoop across the bay like passing clouds - and the algorithm-controlled patterns will run for two years straight without repeating.”

(via inhabitat)

Bay Bridge span’s ‘Big Lift’ complete

The Big Lift, the most amazing feat in the incredible engineering show taking place over the bay between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island, was accomplished Tuesday.

Construction crews building the new Bay Bridge east span completed the complicated task of shifting the 35,200-ton weight of the new single-tower suspension span from temporary trestles that supported it from below to a single mile-long cable, draped across a 525-foot tower and anchored in the bridge deck, which holds it from above.

"This is now, officially, the largest self-anchored suspension bridge in the world," said Bart Ney, a Caltrans spokesman.”

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