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New documents show how Caltrans also botched the Bay Bridge bike path

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The new Alexander Zuckermann bike path at the Bay Bridge opened to the public Tuesday. Photo by Jake NicolIt’s difficult to calculate the wastage associated with the Bay Bridge eastern span when you’re talking about a $6.4 billion price tag on a project years late and five times over budget. But let’s throw another bad shrimp on the barbie, courtesy of the Chronicle’s Jaxon Van Derbeken. He notes that the bicycle path, which won’t be completed (that is, connected to Yerba Buena Island) until 2016, when the old bridge is supposed to be out of the way, was riddled with cost overruns, including $3.8 million for bad handrails alone. Source: new documents obtained from Caltrans.

Image: Jake Nicol/ Oakland North

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