Building a bridge in Google Earth

Monday, January 5, 2009 at 11:10 AM


More than 250,000 vehicles a day zip past the largest construction project in California history. That project – the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge – is now on Google Earth, the first time a construction project has been featured. You'll be able to do things on Google Earth's Bay Bridge that would get you arrested in real life – like climbing to the top of the Self-Anchored Suspension Span's single tower, which offers breathtaking views of the Bay Area. To view the model, turn on the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth.

The bridge is scheduled to be completed in 2013, so visitors are getting a sneak peak of this new Bay Area landmark. The solid sections of the bridge are already complete, while the transparent sections are under construction, and we will continue to update the model as the construction progresses. Now you can be among the first to "drive" across the new bridge and see a world class icon come to life.