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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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October 22, 2004:
Final group of three anchors added to the east pier

Main Span

West Pylon

East Pylon

October 22, 2004:

West approach: Completing 12th cable bundles

west gap

East approach: Addition of the 12th anchors east gap

West Approach: Completed the 12th cable bundles
East Approach: Completed the installation of the east pier triple anchor beam

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