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EarthCam Premieres 59 Month Construction Time-Lapse Movie to Commemorate Opening of the Bay Bridge


New York, August 30, 2013 -- Witness more than 42,000 hours of construction in just 4 minutes with the release of EarthCam’s official time-lapse movie for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. After many years of construction to retrofit and transform the Bay Bridge, project teams and contractors will be celebrating all of their hard work at the opening of the updated bridge on September 3, 2013.

Proving to be leaders in utilizing camera technology to document bridge construction, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) relied on 12 EarthCam construction cameras to document progress for the $6.4 billion bridge. In 2008, EarthCam installed a combination of live streaming video cameras and high definition time-lapse systems, all carefully documenting progress from several unique perspectives. Strategically located on the project site, each camera captured a specific view of the progress, archiving footage from 42 preset angles. During the life of the project, views of progress, as well as important information about construction-related lane closures, were made available on the Webby award-winning public web page.

“It’s been a great honor to be onsite since 2008, documenting one of the largest public works projects in history while providing continuous updates to the community,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “Our construction cameras captured numerous milestones over the years, archiving nearly 2 million images to make this the most documented bridge project to date.”

EarthCam's construction cameras captured nearly 6 years of progress, a powerful testament to the hard working and dedicated bridge teams. The EarthCam Time-Lapse Production Team pored over the staggering number of images captured over the past 59 months. Time-lapse specialists spent months hand-editing the archived imagery into a professional time-lapse movie, showcasing the entire construction process for the new state-of-the-art bridge, ready to welcome the 270,000 vehicles that span its length each day.

To see the construction progress for one of the largest ARRA (American Recovery and Restoration Act) funded projects in our nation’s history, watch EarthCam’s time-lapse movie for the Bay Bridge at


EarthCam is the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and complete managed services for corporate and government clients in more than 1,500 international cities. With numerous applications in the construction, transportation, entertainment industries, EarthCam's revolutionary gigapixel camera systems deliver superior HD clarity, monitoring, documenting and archiving of the world's most important projects and events.

Projects documented by EarthCam include: National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Barclays Center, Statue of Liberty Restoration, Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, Brickell CityCentre, Hong Kong Disneyland, Washington Monument Restoration, Los Angeles International Airport, Denver Union Station, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi, Levi’s Stadium and National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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