SAN FRANCISCO — Officials say the new eastern half of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge still is on track to open early Tuesday following a five-day closure of the entire span, the Bay Area’s busiest.
Caltrans spokesman Andrew Gordon said Sunday that crews are on pace to put the finishing touches on the $6.4 billion project.
The new part of the bridge runs from just beyond the toll plaza in Oakland to Yerba Buena Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay.
Gordon says workers are laying down new pavement, painting traffic lines, demolishing part of the old bridge and erecting barriers that will direct drivers onto the new section.
They also are completing a two-mile path that will allow bicycles and pedestrians to share the bridge with cars for the first time.