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First Multiple Pier Implosion Event of 2017 for the Old Bay Bridge

Caltrans News Flash #145

Date: September 1, 2017
District: District 4
Contact: Alejandro Lopez
Phone: (510) 286-5445
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

OAKLAND — In this Caltrans News Flash, we take you through the preparation for the first multiple pier implosions of the old Bay Bridge. The first of six events will be on Saturday, September 2, and we expect to complete the demolition of all 13 marine foundations by the end of 2017.

As always, safety and security are our priority. The Bay Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Path will be closed the week prior to the implosions (See the Schedule), and the California Highway Patrol will use rolling traffic breaks to hold traffic as well as enforce restricted boating areas during the implosions. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) will hold trains from the Transbay Tube for 10 minutes prior to implosion.

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For updates, follow CaltransD4 on Twitter and remember that the best place to view the implosions is on our YouTube Live Stream at Caltrans' Old Bay Bridge Demolition Website: (

Tentative Schedule

Implosions of the Original Bay Bridge Marine Foundations - Piers E6 through E18 – September through November 2017

Potential Weekend Dates * Marine Piers
September 2, 3, 4 – Labor Day Weekend E7 & E8 - COMPLETED September 2, 2017
September 16, 17, 18 E6 - COMPLETED September 16, 2017
September 30, October 1, 2
E9 & E10 - COMPLETED October 1, 2017
October 14, 15, 16 E11, E12 & E13 - COMPLETED October 14, 2017
October 28, 29, 30 E14, E15 & E16 - COMPLETED October 28, 2017

Final Implosions:
November 11, 12, 13

E17 & E18
* NOTE: Dates and times may change during the planned weekend due to weather, presence of marine animals, and other conditions.

This Caltrans News Flash is the 145th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube.

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