THE DISPUTE

The idea to reuse the old Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge for parks and housing has stirred controversy among architects and structural engineers. Some believe the structure is too fragile to withstand another earthquake or too old to support the weight of buildings. Others welcome the possibility and see the bridge as a remarkable opportunity for innovative architecture that preserves the history of one of the Bay Area’s most iconic structures.

Click on a hotspot in the image above to hear what experts say about safety issues and the possibility of granting the bridge a new life. Join in the conversation by posting a comment below.


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