taking a bridge from the past to the future

The eastern half of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is being replaced.  So what should be done with the old bridge when the new one is finished?  Caltrans is planning to scrap it, of course, but a couple of architects have proposed turning it into a park and sports complex instead.  Granted, doing so would require the same costly seismic retrofitting that led Caltrans to decide to replace the bridge in the first place, but reusing abandoned bridges in this way is still an intriguing idea in places where the ground doesn’t move.

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