Professor Brian Maroney, chief Bay Bridge engineer for Caltrans, was interviewed by The San Francisco Chronicle on the demolition of the last of the Bay Bridge:
“Maroney was sad to see the last of the old bridge go, but he was a realist all the same. If old bridges don’t come down, new ones can’t go up, and bridge engineers are more about the next bridge than the last one.
“’It served its purpose well,’” Maroney said. ‘It was put up by engineers using slide rules who drafted plans with pen and ink on linen. It was from another time.’”
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