we have liftoff
Under the baking Central Valley sun, crews inch a roadway segment,
weighing hundreds of tons off the ground on July 21, 2004.
a slow and careful move, the segment nears
the barge (in background)
and workers position the section over steadying clamps on July
Mt. Tamalpais is visible through the haze as the new roadway
segments hit the open waters of San Pablo Bay bound for Oakland
on July 22, 2004.
landmark C&H Sugar plant in Crockett in the background,
the first segments of the new Bay Bridge pass beneath three
generations of spans.
after leaving Stockton on July 22 2004, the barge, with two
segments aboard approaches the John A Nejedly Bridge in Antioch
built in 1978.
tower of the new Al Zampa Bridge connecting Crockett and Vallejo
looms above the barge with the 1927 and 1958 Carquinez Straits
bridges behind as the barge enters San Pablo Bay.