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Bay Bridge Eastern Span

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

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

Bechtel Engineer Says Caltrans ‘Fell On Its Face’ Over New Bay Bridge Steel

As Caltrans officials scramble to figure out just what went wrong with the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span and how to repair them, they are paying close attention to an unsolicited report from a retired engineer.

04/24/2013

Construction on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Fix For Broken Bay Bridge Rods To Cost $1 Million

Fixing problems caused when nearly three dozen steel rods broke on a new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will cost about $1 million, a state transportation official said.

04/02/2013

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

Bay Bridge Officials Hopeful About Fix For Broken Bolts

Within the next two weeks, transportation officials are hoping to have a design fix for broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge ready for review. Officials said there is also plenty of money to cover the repairs.

03/29/2013

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials Say Defective Bolts Shouldn’t Delay New Bay Bridge Opening

Transportation officials said that they’re troubled by the discovery of problems with 32 large bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, but they are confident that the problem can be fixed in time for the bridge to open on schedule over the Labor Day weekend. They also sought to reassure the public that the bridge will be safe when it opens.

03/27/2013

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