Central Freeway, Earthquake Retrofit

Future freeway
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Future freeway


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The old on-ramp notched allows for a new offramp support
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The old on-ramp notched allows for a new offramp support


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Risers litter Bryant Street
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Risers litter Bryant Street


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Metal residue from tearing down the old freeway
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Metal residue from tearing down the old freeway


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Chiseling away at the old freeway supports
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Chiseling away at the old freeway supports


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Echo of an old poster, to be destroyed with the upright
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Echo of an old poster, to be destroyed with the upright


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The destroyer machine poses with its handiwork
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The destroyer machine poses with its handiwork


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Freeway lights bloom like a flower over the destruction
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Freeway lights bloom like a flower over the destruction


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Poster face watches over the undoing
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Poster face watches over the undoing


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Labyrinth underview of the new section
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Labyrinth underview of the new section


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Detail of concrete and steel chomped off
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Detail of concrete and steel chomped off


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Sidewalk closed
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Sidewalk closed


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Billowing curtains set the stage for the teardown Friday night
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Billowing curtains set the stage for the teardown Friday night


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The work continues on Saturday
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The work continues on Saturday


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Behind the curtain, the top deck becomes history
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Behind the curtain, the top deck becomes history


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Trailing chunks can be seen
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Trailing chunks can be seen


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Demolished roadbed glimpsed through the blown curtain
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Demolished roadbed glimpsed through the blown curtain


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Monolithic remnants march away
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Monolithic remnants march away


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The scene at the corner of Beale and Bryant streets
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The scene at the corner of Beale and Bryant streets


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A worker takes a break
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A worker takes a break


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The day the Bay Bridge closed
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The day the Bay Bridge closed


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New condo tower towers over closed bridge
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New condo tower towers over closed bridge


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Preparation for a future offramp
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Preparation for a future offramp


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Highway Patrol prevent entry to closed bridge
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Highway Patrol prevent entry to closed bridge


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Caltrans employees enjoy a lack of traffic
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Caltrans employees enjoy a lack of traffic


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Risers for a new offramp intersperse with an old on-ramp
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Risers for a new offramp intersperse with an old on-ramp


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Articulated arm provides access to lower level
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Articulated arm provides access to lower level


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