Bay Bridge – Environment

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Catwalks hang over a section of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge To Take Years

While the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic in September, the work needed to take down the old roadway is expected to take years. Environmental restrictions mean the structure will have to be carefully taken apart in sections.

03/13/2013

Cormorants nesting on the old Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge. (Caltrans/CBS)

Caltrans Trying To Lure Nesting Birds To New Bay Bridge

Caltrans saw the problem coming, and has spent about a half a million dollars building small platforms into the new span. They are being called cormorant condos, designed as a place where the birds can make a new home.

02/27/2013

Catwalks hang over a section of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cyclists Salivating Over New Bay Bridge Bike Path

The new bicycle only path on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be a magnet for cycling enthusiasts who hope to one day connect Oakland and San Francisco via the bridge.

02/03/2013

Bay Bridge Construction

New Bay Bridge Span Designed To Withstand Big Quake

It’s the most expensive public works project in California’s history. Every day, 280-thousand cars thump over the reason it all began. It’s at pier E9 where the cantilever meets the incline section. Little do commuters know, they’re rolling over the reason for spending $6 billion.

02/03/2013

OAKLAND - Work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge has “reached its last major milestone” and “we can smell the finish line,” Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Tuesday.At a news briefing at a Caltrans office in Oakland near the Bay Bridge, Heminger said with the recent successful completion of a complex process called a “load transfer,” the new $6.3 billion span remains on schedule to open on Labor Day weekend next year.[ READ MORE: Transportation Officials Celebrate Major Bay Bridge Construction Milestone ]

Tides, Weather Create Design Challenges For New Bay Bridge

It’s a flow of water bigger than the mighty Mississippi River – 390 billion gallons of water move in and out of San Francisco Bay twice a day, creating an engineering challenge for the designers of the new Bay Bridge.

02/03/2013

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