By Leah Treidler
This fall, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge opened after years of construction.
As the old span nears demolition, the community is making an effort to remember those who died on the bridge during its 77-year history. In September, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) came to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) with a request from the Leister family to honor their son, Scott Leister.
In August of 2008, Leister was hit by a drunk driver going 100 miles per hour on the old eastern span. MADD and CHP organized a trip for Leister’s family to have a moment of remembrance for Scott.