Old Bay Bridge scrap may turn into bed and breakfast

Mar 05, 2014 | 04:32 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  scrap, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Bay Bridge House, David Grieshaber, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — A section of the old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge might be in line for a makeover, to a bed and breakfast.

That’s one of the possibilities David Grieshaber, a San Francisco-area engineer and entrepreneur, has in mind for the section of the bridge damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The old east span of the Bay Bridge was built in 1936 and was closed to traffic in 2013.

Grieshaber has his eye on 790 tons of 504-foot truss spans that are expected to go up for bid this summer (amm.com, March 4) and wants at least part of the original span to remain in the Bay Area instead of ending up as scrap shipped to Asia, he told AMM.....

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