The New Bay Bridge, In-Depth

<em>SF Public Press</em> and <em>McSweeney's Panorama</em> newspaper bring a series of in-depth reports on the construction of the new Bay Bridge, focusing on why the project has become so expensive.
December 30, 2009, 1pm PST | Nate Berg
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"When completed, the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will be not only the most complex engineering feat in California history, but also the most expensive, with a cost never subjected to public scrutiny. Although today's price tag stands at $6.3 billion, the figure accounts for only salaries and hard materials-things like concrete and steel and cranes. When all is said and done, the new Bay Bridge will wind up costing tax- and toll-payers more than $12 billion-a figure that leaves even the officials in charge 'staggered.'"

The series looks at the funding behind the bridge, its construction process and the Wall Street investors that stand to benefit from the project.

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Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in SF Public Press
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