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A worker paints a sign near the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 26, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Work Grinds On; Early Opening Hoped For New Span

Transportation officials say work to open the new Bay Bridge eastern span was progressing just as it should, as crews have been working nonstop since the last cars passed through the toll plaza Wednesday.

08/30/2013

Traffic passes through the toll plaza of the San Francisco Bay Bridge November 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Bridge reopened this morning after being closed for six days to undergo emergency repairs of cross beams and rods that broke and fell into traffic damaging three vehicles. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New FasTrak-Only Lane Being Added At Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

Drivers approaching the Bay Bridge from Interstate 880 or West Grand Avenue and who use FasTrak to pay for tolls will be detoured this weekend, as Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority add a new FasTrak lane on the span.

08/21/2013

Engineer Brian Maroney explaining fix for bay bridge. (CBS)

Bridge Officials Say Bolt Fix Could Cost $5M To $10M

A state transportation official says a planned repair for seismic safety rods that snapped on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could cost between $5 million to $10 million.

05/08/2013

The completed skyway of the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Commentary: Bad Bay Bridge Bolts Won’t Stop Work Toward Seismic Safety

The recent discovery of broken bolts on the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has understandably shaken public confidence in this world-class structure. Californians will get a fix they can depend on.

05/07/2013

One of the defective bolts on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Bay Bridge Opening Likely To Remain Uncertain Because Of Bolt Concerns

It looks like an answer won’t be coming anytime soon as to whether or not the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be able to open as scheduled come Labor Day. Public reaction about the use of questionable bolts on the $6 billion span has transportation officials seeking to reassure the community that safety is the top priority.

05/06/2013

Eastbound Lanes of New Bay Bridge

Toll Authority Committee Approves $5.6M For New Bay Bridge Celebration

$5.6 million was approved to be spent on the new Bay Bridge celebration to be held over Labor Day Weekend, but now final approval goes before the full MTC board.

02/13/2013

Big-rigs at the Port of Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Bridge Tolls Increase For Multi-Axle Vehicles July 1

For motorists crossing Bay Area bridges in big-rigs, cars and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicle combinations with more than two axles, bridge tolls are going to cost more in a month’s time.

06/02/2012

Bay Bridge Detour

Gateway Park At Oakland Bay Bridge Touchdown To Include Rail Yard

The park that will be adjacent to the Oakland touchdown for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will incorporate a rail yard to accommodate operations at the Port of Oakland, transportation officials said Wednesday.

03/08/2012

An artist's rendering of the proposed Bay Bridge bike lane. (CBS)

Plans Move Ahead For $500 Million Bay Bridge Bike Lane

Plans are moving forward for a bike path on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge although funding for the $500 million project has yet to be secured.

12/13/2011

Caltrain Diridon station, San Jose

Higher Bay Area Public Transit Fares, Tolls Enacted

Public transit became a little less attractive for Bay Area commuters Friday as a number of fare hikes were enacted July 1st.

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