The largest remaining segment of the east span of the Bay Bridge is to disappear next week. Built in the 1930’s, the last of five trusses will take approximately 12 hours to dismantle. Although a significant amount of steelwork has been removed from the structure, it still weighs an astonishing 3.2 million pounds!
The 504 foot long and 80 foot high truss will be lowered down and then transported to the Port of Oakland where the individual beams will be transferred to recycling plants across the Bay Area. The first segment of the Bridge was brought down in February and segments have been vanishing ever since.
The work is supposed to take place next Wednesday, but is weather permitting, according to SFGate. If you would like more information on this, you can do so here.