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May 14 2005:Joining the East Bay ramp with the Meeting Street Ramp

It is almost over - edge barriers have been poured.

What last week was a form is now a concrete road segment

From the Meeting Street on ramp:
Paving complete and the barriers have been poured.

The completed expansion joint

A view of the East Bay on ramp from the Pearman Bridge. Note that the temporary wood path for the cranes has been removed.

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