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Bay Bridge Opens

New Bay Bridge Eastern Span Opens After Low-Key Afternoon Ceremony

At long last, the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic Monday evening.

09/02/2013

New Bay Bridge Tower

New Bay Bridge Opening Completes Decades-Long Dream

The opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge Monday night marks the end of a lengthy process that began shortly after a section of the old span collapsed in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989

09/02/2013

A view of demolition work on the old Bay Bridge from the new Bay Bridge incline. (CBS)

Bay Bridge Construction On Track For Tuesday Opening

Construction work is proceeding as planned on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and BART ridership swelled to its second-highest Saturday ever as the agency increased weekend trains to accommodate the bridge closure.

09/01/2013

Crews begin repaving work at the Bay Bridge toll plaza, August 29, 2013. (CBS)

Bay Bridge Closes; Work On Schedule For New Bridge Opening

Officials say there were no problems during the first hours of construction to put finishing touches on the new eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

08/29/2013

New Bay Bridge

The New Bay Bridge: Is It Safe?

That’s the question as we draw closer to when the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is supposed to open. Bad bolts have dealt a heavy blow to public trust of the new bridge. The partial collapse of the eastern span in 1989 led to construction of the new bridge with its “lifeline” designation – meaning it is designed to quickly reopen following a major earthquake.

06/22/2013

A service tunnel inside the new Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Hidden Tunnel Reveals Engineering Secrets Of The New Bay Bridge

The self-anchored suspension tower may be what makes the new Bay Bridge tower iconic, but a hidden aspect of the structure actually acts as the nerve center of the new eastern span. The hollow center of the new Bay Bridge is essentially a corridor that runs 1.7 miles from the middle of the bay all the way to Oakland.

02/27/2013

Bay Bridge Construction

Veteran Construction Team Taking Bay Bridge To New Heights

At Sacramento-based MCM Construction, bridges are their business. They have worked on between 1,200 and 1,500 bridges in California alone. These days there is no bigger project than the new span of the Oakland Bay Bridge. It’s been MCM’s home away from home for the last 6 years.

02/03/2013

New Bay Bridge

Soaring Design Makes New Bay Bridge Span An Artistic Triumph

It rises some 525 feet above the bay, blazing white against the sky. The centerpiece of a creation blending architecture and engineering in a way never done before.

02/03/2013

New Span Lighting

New Bay Bridge Presents Challenges In Lighting Up Landmark

The new Bay Bridge is in the same league as the White House, the Statue of Liberty and Yankee stadium. They all have one thing in common – the lighting.

02/03/2013