The new Bay Bridge just opened and I drove across it to snap this photo! It did take 11 yrs and $6.4B, but I think it was worth it. It's about time we got a trophy bridge, eh? Atlantic Cities:
The new span of the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland has been under construction for 11 years, during which time it grew to become the largest public works project in California history. At final tally, the construction cost $6.4 billion, five times what the bill looked like a decade ago. And in all that time, the project has been famously dogged by political controversy, construction delays, and engineering flaws.
Below is a cool timelapse video of the construction!