Over the Labor Day 2009 weekend Caltrans closed down the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The closure was part of the continuing construction of the replacement eastern span. The Bay Bridge's eastern span was deemed unsafe following the Loma Prieta Earthquake that struck the Bay Area in 1989. Now mind you this magnitude 7.1 earthquake occured over 20 years ago, and the state of California is just now getting around to building the replacement bridge....Tax Dollars at work if I don't say so myself. Anyways on to the image at hand! Some smooth talking, and some fast walking got myself and a friend across the the bridge's western span and onto Treasure Island. Here we look west towards the San Francisco skyline, with an enpty bridge in the foreground. A bridge that carries 280,000 vehicles per day! Not a car to be seen, not an engine to be heard, conplete silence!