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As seen from the Aquarium
East Bay on ramp
The Last Shark Fin
Closing the main span gap
Paving the bridge
The last stay cable
Opening Events
Engineering Challenges
Stories of Bridge Folks
Erecting Steel
Building Bridge Blog

August 7, 2004 - A beautiful sunset and 8th anchor extension (west), building 7th cable bundle (east)

Main Span

West Pylon

Extending the channel segment, 8th anchor (see right side)

East Pylon

Building the east cable bundles, 7th anchor (see right side)

August 8, 2004 - A very warm light from the sun that is saying goodbye

Closing the West Approach Gap

Closing the East Approach Gap

West Approach

East Approach

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