over 610 tons of steel-reinforced concrete on the edge of a barge,
crews ready the first segment for the big lift.
steady pieces of the SLED for attachment to the roadway segment,
the SLED viewed from afar. Note that the segment already atop
the support (pier) was made on site and will perfectly mate
with the segment being raised.
the SLED for the big lift.
segment is airborne
in this dramatic overview.
Note Emeryville and Oakland in the background, an access pier
and the existing bridge to the right and a tower of purple rebar
on the right that will become a support column for the westbound