Bay Bridge Steel Program to Repurpose Original East Span
Artists, architects, landscapers, planners, and other design professionals are being encouraged to reimagine the Bay Bridge’s original East Span as public art. Soon, they can submit their ideas in application to the Bay Bridge Steel Program, which will provide reclaimed steel from the structure for use in projects throughout the state. The program is being administered by the Oakland Museum of California, in partnership with state and regional transportation authorities.
The possibility of repurposing the span in this and other ways was covered in the August/September 2012 Bay Area Monitor (see “A Bridge Reborn? New Visions for Old Infrastructure” on page 3).