New San Francisco Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge under construction

The new Bay Bridge’s self-anchored suspension span takes shape on Friday morning Nov. 2, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. where the 525-foot tall tower gets most of the attention. But the anchorage of the main suspension cable, nearly hidden in the road bed 200-feet above San Francisco Bay is equally an engineering marvel. The critical structure, key to the span’s ability to hold its 77.6 million ton weight, reveals itself as a slight budge in the bridge’s profile east of the tower.

Posted on September 12, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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