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The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge—which survived a horrific earthquake and has provided easy access between the East Bay and San Francisco for nearly 280,000 vehicles per day—closed for good yesterday. While everyone is super excited about the new eastern span opening up next week, we should note that the old span will take about three years to disassemble. From SF Appeal we learn that "while a building on land can be demolished fairly quickly, the bridge's location over the Bay requires the painstaking removal of the span piece by piece." [SF Appeal/Curbed SF]