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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
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January 30, 2005
Last shark fin edge girders added to the east channel platform. But it was foggy as you can tell - so not a lot of detail.

Main Span

West Pylon

East Pylon


Main Span



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