Caltrans invites new bids for Bay Bridge
Tendering has now restarted to build the self-anchored suspension section of the San Francisco -Oakland Bay Bridge East Span. The mega-project was slotted into this week's list of California Department of Transportation projects out to tender, following a series of political agreements on how to fund it. The original tender, opened in May 2004, had drawn a single bid of US$1.8 billion using domestic steel or US$1.4 billion for a foreign steel alternative. The project has now been given an estimate of US$1.45 billion with 2,130 working days allowed for construction. Bids will be opened on 2 January 2006.