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Caltrans, East Bay Regional Park District Sign Lease for Historic, Newly-Restored Bridge Yard Building

Building to Serve as Recreational Anchor for 170-Acre East Bay Gateway Park

OAKLAND – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and East Bay Regional Park District (Park District) today signed a 10 year lease for the historic, newly-renovated Bridge Yard Building, previously known as the Interurban Electric Railway Bridge Yard Shop (IERBYS) Building.

The building -- located in Oakland at the foot of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge – is owned by Caltrans and is within the planned Gateway Park site. The 24,000-square foot, 1930s-era industrial building will serve as the recreational anchor for the planned gateway shoreline park with interpretive and recreational programming, concessionaires (food/dining, equipment rental, etc.), and event space.  Visitors, including bicyclists and pedestrians who use the adjacent Bay Bridge bicycle/pedestrian path, will soon be able to visit the renovated building to view exhibits, enjoy views, and access renovated restrooms.