Cable saddle to be placed on new Bay Bridge tower

May 19, 2011 12:54:34 PM PDT
A final piece of the massive new Bay Bridge tower is being put into place Thursday. Crews will be working 500 feet above the water on a project that is so enormous it will make history.

The 960,000 pound cable saddle will carry the bridge's nearly mile long single looped cable over the top of the tower. The cable saddle is the largest in the world. Caltrans crews held a dress rehearsal last month for the project.

The Bay Bridges new eastern span is scheduled to open in 2013.