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After six days closed, new section of Bay Bridge to Oakland opens Tuesday

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SF image by Lawrence Morgan

Bay Bridge closed for six days; open again Tuesday

For those of you who have been to San Francisco or Oakland, I had to post this so that you could relive your memories. The Bay Bridge has been closed for six days. It opens Tuesday morning, but not without a lot of controversy regarding the large bolts which have been broken and their temporary fixes.

Here is a wonderful video of the last trip across the old Bay Bridge, from inside an auto looking backwards:

http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2013/08/29/timelapse-of-one-last-drive-across-the-bay-bridge/

Pictures of the bridge being built

Remarkable photos of the bridge when it was first being built:

http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2013/08/30/20-stunning-historic-photos-of-the-bay-bridge/

And here is a bit of background on the Bay Bridge. Before the bridge was built, all transportation to and from San Francisco had to be completed by ferry.

http://blog.sfgate.com/thebigevent/2013/08/30/o-cantilever-my-cantilever-we-bid-you-farewell/

And I can't resist including this video of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco. It's incredible.

Final Construction for Eastern Span of Bridge

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/slideshow/Bay-Bridge-eastern-span-s-final-weekend-of-69389.php

Bridge is now open at 12:30 pm Central Standard Time, early Monday morning.

IT'S OPEN!

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bay-Bridge-eastern-span-is-ready-for-debut-4781385.php

Here is the sunset taken Saturday evening before the bridge opens (Photographs by Marada Acayan):

Marada Acayan photograph

Marada Acayan photograph by Lawrence Morgan

Marada Acayan photograph

Marada Acayan photograph by Lawrence Morgan

Marada Acayan photograph

Marada Acayan photograph by Lawrence Morgan

Marada Acayan Photograph

Marada Acayan Photograph by Lawrence Morgan

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