Visit PhotoSynth to see my "virtual bridge" shots here. and here (Windows only I think).
Clouds Over Crockett, CA from Ed Tannenbaum on Vimeo.
640x480 avi timelapse of the first section being lowered (11.8 MB)
Caltrans South Tower Camera (not usually available)
OPENING PICTURE Nov 8, 2003
The Lights are ON 6:40 PM, Nov 8
Here's a view of the Carquinez Bridge viewed from Crockett, California. Crockett is in Northern Ca, about 17 miles north of Berkeley and 25 miles from San Francisco on Interstate 80. It's in the northwestern most part of the "East Bay", where the Sacramento River meets San Pablo Bay...on the Carquinez Strait.
Congratulations to the thousands of American and International workers. The November 8, 2003 opening celebration and "load test" (10's of thousands unsuspecting citizens voluntarily walked out onto the untested span) was spectacular! As a Crockett resident, it was like giving birth after being in labor for three years.
A Quicktime VR from the top of the South Tower
Oh Boy, this was FUN! March 08, 2003
Time Lapse of deck raising (Quicktime) - NEW Feb 2, 2003
March 2, 2003
Quicktime VR Mar 2, 2003
3D View Oct. 6,2002 (Red-Blue glasses required)
View as of 4 July, 2001 (and over 300kB)
View as of 13 January, 2002
View as of 24 February, 2002
View as of 24 March, 2002
View as of 6 Oct, 2002
View as of 6 Feb, 2003
Mark Ketchum's Carquinez Strait Bridge Page
Ironworker Dick McCabe who built the bridge (with a little help) has a great website
HBG Constructors, PDF file
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