01 July 2005
The San Franscisco-Oakland Bay Bridge may yet have its landmark self-anchored suspension main span following a new agreement. Plans for the dramatic structure were hit last year when costs soared and a simpler causeway section was proposed. The switch in fortunes of the two designs follows a new deal between California's governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and senate president Don Perata. Client Caltrans has this week reflected the change in emphasis by returning an image of the suspension structure to its home web page and captioning it as a simulated view of the proposed main span.