NEW ELEVATED ROADWAY LEADING TO THE NEW TRANSBAY TERMINAL
SOME HAVE CALLED IT THE “GRAND CENTRAL STATION OF THE WEST”
The new Transbay Transit Center will replace the former Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco with a modern transit hub. Extending just south of Mission Street from Second to Beale Streets, the Transit Center will connect eight Bay Area counties and the State of California through 11 transportation systems: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans, WestCAT Lynx, Amtrak, Paratransit and California’s future High Speed Rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.
Multiple jacking sets were connected together allowing the contractor to lower large sections of the forms at one time. The total distance the forms needed to be lowered varied from 20 feet to 30 feet. The sections were lowered in 14” increments controlled with a special manifold. All the forms were lowered safely and with minimal damage to the wooden forms.