California's Most Ambitious Public Works Project - 2

Debates over aesthetics, cost, financing, and engineering surround the monumental public works project on two of the most dangerous earthquake fault lines in California.
August 23, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"[A]s the California Department of Transportation prepares to build the world's first single-tower, self-anchored suspension bridge in the waters between San Francisco and Oakland, critics are again raising the alarm.

Developed in response to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which knocked down a 50-foot portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the suspension bridge project is part of a monumental public works initiative to create a bridge between San Francisco and Oakland that will not only survive a major earthquake, but remain in service after one."

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Published on Friday, August 20, 2004 in Wired
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