Here's a shot of the Bay Bridge looking east toward Oakland. I took it today from Yerba Buena Island where the eastern and western sections are anchored. This side is slated for demolition once the new eastern span is finally completed. You can see part of the new span just beyond the original. It's only taken 20 years and zillions of dollars more than initially anticipated (since the 1989 earthquake damage) to get this far. The actual construction process has been interesting to follow and the new bridge will ultimately have some engineering and design innovations. For every detail you could possibly want to know about the new construction, click here. For more bridges from around the world visit «Louis'» Sunday Bridge Series. Have a happy 4th.