A worker walks on the bike path next to the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public with much fanfare in November 1936. At the time, the span was the longest bridge in the world. Now, nearly 77 years later, the bridge is set for another historic opening. This weekend, crews are putting the finishing touches on the bridge's new eastern span. The spark for the massive project was the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which damaged a section of the bridge and revealed it needed a seismic upgrade. The new bridge is scheduled to open Tuesday morning. Suzie Racho spoke with KQED's Dan Brekke about the Bay Bridge and what's next on the state's next big project list.