Above the new Caldecott Fourth Bore, six medallions designed by students in K-12 from Contra Costa and Alameda counties will be cast in concrete. The medallions adorning the entrances of the original two bores were designed in the mid-1930s, and the Caldecott Tunnel and the portals were designated a City of Oakland Landmark in 1980.
The Caldecott Fourth Bore Medallion Design Competition will have two phases.
The public is invited to vote for a theme on which the medallion designs will be based.
Click here to vote for a Caldecott Medallion design theme before February 19, 2012. They are:
- Transportation Through Time
- East Bay Habitat
- East Bay People, Places & Communities
- Technology in our Time – Shaping Lives & Places
- Classic Art Deco Revisited
- 100 Years from Now
The contest to design medallions will begin after the theme has been chosen. Students K-12 in Contra Costa and Alameda counties are invited to participate; each East Bay school can submit up to three students’ design proposals.
- Student contest winners to design portal adornments for Caldecott Tunnel fourth bore, Contra Costa Times
- Caldecott Fourth Bore Medallion Design Competition, caldecott-tunnel.org