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Bay Bridge Affectation

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On Friday, the first shipload of steel arrived for the 525-foot tower supporting the eastern span of the new Bay Bridge. Not one to waste an opportunity, Caltrans took the media for a spin through the construction site, leading to the following musing from Chron architecture critic John King. While dazzling, King seems to think the eastern span owes its appearance to architectural affectation, rather than the integrated functionality of the western span, or the Golden Gate. That's too bad, as it suggests that a large portion of $6.3 billion merely went toward political grandstanding.

New Bay Bridge span dazzles as it takes shape - [SF Gate]