SACRAMENTO, March 4, 2015 – The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) opened bids today for the demolition of the old East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The demolition work is for the removal of the five 504 foot double deck steel truss spans, the fourteen 288 foot double deck steel truss spans, the removal of the 13 steel towers at piers E4 through E16, and the remaining portion of the concrete touchdown to the Oakland mole.
The actual location, as indicated in the contract, is for construction on State Highway in the City and County of San Francisco and Alameda County from 0.8 mile east of the Yerba Buena Tunnel to 0.8 mile west of the Toll Plaza.
The engineers estimated cost for this aspect of the demolition, which would include removing portions of the old bridge and salvaging certain elements, was $83 million. The contract that will include demolition of the foundations below the road will be identified at a later date.
The apparent low bidder as read is California Engineering Contractors, Inc. (CEC)/Silverado Contractors, Inc., joint venture, with a bid of $69,770,000. This is the same prime Contractor for the YBITS 2 Contract removing the cantilever section. The other three bidders are Golden State Bridge, Inc./Obayashi joint venture at $80,828,255, Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. at $93,670,775 and American Bridge Company at $103,112,473. The bids have not yet been verified, as contractors are required to prove their ability to fulfill contract requirements.
The review process will begin immediately. The contract award is anticipated to occur within the next 30 days. The current approved completion schedule for this contract is March 2018.