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Bay Bridge Closure

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

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

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

New Bay Bridge westbound lanes at the start of the incline. (CBS)

Worst Of Bridge Closure Gridlock Appears To Be In Rearview Mirror

After what was a challenging Thursday for many in the region, struggling to get to and from work, errands and other obligations without the benefit of the Bay Bridge, plenty of people opted for a Friday off, leaving the roads, ferry terminals and BART platforms especially “Friday light.”

08/30/2013

A sign is posted on the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Very Careful Thought’ Needed In Removing Old Bay Bridge

With the new eastern span set to open by early Tuesday morning, Caltrans is now focusing on demolishing the old span, a process that will take about three years and cost about $240 million.

08/29/2013

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

BART Strike

BART Breaks Ridership Records On First Day Of Bay Bridge Closure

BART ridership rose noticeably because of the Bay Bridge closure Wednesday night to allow crews to transition traffic onto the bridge’s new eastern span, a BART spokesman said Thursday morning.

CBS San Francisco–08/29/2013

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Is San Francisco Prepared For Disaster While The Bay Bridge Is Closed?

Many of San Francisco’s first responders including police, fire, and other emergency personnel live in the East Bay. So what would the city do if disaster were to strike while the Bay Bridge is closed?

08/29/2013

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Bay Bridge Closure May Sneak Up On Drivers

The five day closure of the Bay Bridge is set to start on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m., but the California Highway Patrol is warning drivers who want to cross the span not to wait until the last minute.

08/28/2013

Construction Continues On Bay Bridge Ahead Of Opening Of Eastern Span

BART, AC Transit, Muni Boosting Service For Bay Bridge Closure

Bay Area transit agencies said Tuesday that they will beef up service while the Bay Bridge is closed over Labor Day weekend but also said people should be prepared and research all their travel options during the closure.

08/27/2013

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