Cable-compressing operation begins on Calif.'s $6.3B Bay Bridge

In a week, crews will finish compressing steel wires as thick as a pencil into a 2-foot-diameter cable that will "cradle" the $6.3 billion Bay Bridge in California. "This is another construction milestone," Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney said. "We've been able to stay on track to the most complicated part of the project -- the load transfer. In fact, we're ahead of schedule."

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Bay Bridge crews work on compacting huge cable - San Francisco Chronicle

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