The Bay Line

reTHINK Bay Bridge: Rethinking The Bay Line


  On Monday, September 2, 2013 the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge opened to vehicular traffic, thus ending the 240,000 cars per day load to the historic, James “Sunny Jim” Rolph Bridge, east of Yerba Buena Island. In 2009, in anticipation of the new bridge, we proposed to repurpose, rather than destroy, the then […]

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Project Date: 2009 Project Team: Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello, Emily Licht, Duncan Young Additional Project Information can be found here.

The Bay Line


This projects seeks to demonstrate the potential for re-purposing the historic American bridge infrastructure as possible sites for sustainable urban housing and linear parks. The eastern section of the historic James “Sunny Jim” Rolph Bridge, commonly known as the Bay Bridge, in San Francisco/Oakland, which is currently being replaced by a new concrete bridge structure, serves as a […]