The Self-Anchored Suspension Span (called SAS, but we prefer Sassy), with its single cable anchor, will become not only the signature feature of the new Bay Bridge, but also the first of its kind in the world. This week should see the completion of Sassy's foundations, and from there on out, "it's all aerial acrobats," according to Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney. And get this: the foundation work will actually come in under budget — by $33.5 million. Maybe we should just let KFM engineers handle the state budget for a while. Although construction is ahead of schedule, and work will soon start on Sassy's 525 foot tower, it will still take another five years to complete the East Bay Span. So you've still got plenty of time to plan that sight-seeing picnic on Yerba Buena Island.
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