Local news organizations are the usual announcers of new information for ongoing public works projects like massive bridges, tunnels or roads. However an exception to that case is when the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was being constructed and a website was formed by the California Department of Transportation to document its progress through pictures, articles, live cameras and interactive graphics. It is for that reason, that BayBridgeInfo.Orgis Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Front and center on Bay Bridge Info’s homepage is the projects latest news and an upper bar linking visitors to pages detailing various parts of the ongoing project (the deconstruction of the old Bay Bridge is currently in the works), as well as digital resources about the bridge, the bridge’s history and live construction cameras.
From a single window, the site’s digital resource section allows visitors to switch between seeing pictures, videos or simulation videos about various aspects of the bridge’s construction. The sites live construction cameras are particularly interesting. A visitor can toggle between preset cameras and even control the view like one would control a typical PTZ cam.
The website also regularly informs residents who use the bridge on its tolling information, its current conditions and various seismic safety projects in the works.
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