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Bay Bridge Eastern Span

The self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Emeryville, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest SAS tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Bay Bridge Bolt Fix On Track For Fall Completion

Caltrans officials said on Monday that they are on track to install new steel saddles for all of the broken bolts that were found on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge earlier this year.

10/15/2013

Traffic flows across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on the morning after the official opening of the bridge on September 3, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

MTC Chief Says Traffic On New Bay Bridge Will Improve

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Wednesday that traffic on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge continues to be slow but he expects it to be faster in the long run.

09/11/2013

Bay Bridge Opens

New Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge Brings Unforeseen Traffic Backups

After the Labor Day opening of Bay Bridge, a new commute traffic pattern has emerged, involving earlier and later backups getting to the new eastern span.

09/05/2013

Traffic flows across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on the morning after the official opening of the bridge on September 3, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

First Workday Commute Along New Bay Bridge Goes Smoothly

The brand-new, seismically-safe eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was open for the first workday commute Tuesday and the California Highway Patrol reported things went smoothly for the morning drive.

09/03/2013

Commuter traffic seen moving across the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 1, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Old Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge May Take 3 Years To Dismantle

The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge is closing for good Wednesday evening but bridge officials say it will take around three years to take apart and remove.

08/28/2013

Workers Pave SF-Oakland Bay Bridge As Delays Continue

Phil Matier: Labor Day Bridge Opening Not ‘On The Table’

Prospects for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to open over the Labor Day weekend are fading fast. A Caltrans representative told KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier in Monday’s Matier and Ross column that Labor Day is not back on the table.

07/29/2013

Yerba Buena Island Transition

California Legislator Begins Inquiry Over Bay Bridge Contractor Bonuses

A California legislator is launching another official inquiry on Monday regarding the opening the Bay Bridge’s eastern span. This time, the focus is on the bonuses received by contractors for finishing their projects on time or early.

06/10/2013

On of the anchor rods in question on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Bay Bridge Opening Date Remains Undecided Ahead Of Meeting

Bay Area transportation officials said Tuesday there are too many unanswered questions about broken bolts on the Bay Bridge to issue any decision at this time about opening the new eastern span by Labor Day weekend.

05/28/2013

Members of the media inspect the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span following the "load transfer" process (KCBS)

Caltrans, MTC Weigh Risks Of Delay In Opening Bay Bridge

Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission officials must consider the risks in deciding whether to delay the scheduled Labor Day weekend opening of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

05/26/2013

On of the anchor rods in question on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Phil Matier: The Politics Of Busted Bolts, Bay Bridge Safety

Caltrans said it will know within two weeks whether or not the compromised bolts on the Bay Bridge will delay the opening for the eastern span. And of course there are political considerations.

04/25/2013

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