Fantastic Visions for Defunct Bay Bridge Span

UC Berkeley urban design students have proposed new, far-fetched proposals for reusing the soon-to-be-obsolete span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. With space at a premium in the Bay Area, would a hotel, park or neighborhood actually work?

John King writes, "The marching order for students wasn't simply to recycle, but to renew the steel bones with cultural facilities, housing, parks and transit that would "highlight environmental concerns, historic preservation and social interaction."

Three schemes show the range of what-ifs."

The schemes include agricultural land, hotels, and a High Line-inspired park.

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Sometimes require shielding composed of pre-1945 steel (to avoid the ultra-low-level but nigh universal radioactive contamination of all steel manufactured post-1945). There's an awful lot of pre-1945 steel in the old East Span. The cynic in me would watch for confirmation of sweetheart deals that sold off the 'scrap' for far less than its real market value....

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