The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was completed over Labor Day weekend
Why did we need a new span of the bridge to begin with?
It's been 20+ years since the existing span was damaged in the 1989 Lomo Prieta earthquake
The new bridge is the world’s longest self-anchoring suspension bridge
17,000 individual steel strands make up the suspension cables; each strand can dangle one Hummer
Before being built, the bridge was modeled in 4 dimensions
This will be the largest public works project in California
Out of 280,000 vehicles that cross the bridge daily, here is the last one to use the old bridge
42,000 hours of construction work in four minutes
To learn more about the Bay Bridge and the software used in its design and construction, visit the Autodesk Gallery.