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As seen from the Aquarium
East Bay on ramp
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Closing the main span gap
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April 16, 2005:Joining the East Bay ramp with the Meeting Street Ramp

Paving of the roadway and bike path is almost complete

A nice piece of engineering. As you can see above, the vertical supports for the Pearman bridge are in the middle of the bike lane. Here you can see the rebar waiting (April 2, 2005) for concrete which is waiting for removal of the vertical supports. What to do?

Build a bike lane detour - as shown here - a nice platform of pressure treated wood, with hand rails. No second class job here for the bikers, walkers and joggers.

From above

A view of the East Bay on ramp from the Pearman Bridge

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