Bay Bridge

A map shows newly-installed steel plates on the upper deck of the Bay Bridge caused speeds to slow significantly. (CBS)

Caltrans Suspends Bay Bridge Construction Project After Metal Plates Cause Commute Chaos

Caltrans officials have decided to suspend a big construction project on the Bay Bridge after metal plates used to secure the area caused major traffic issues on the span last week.

10/19/2014

Bay Bridge Steel Plates

Steel Plates On Roadway Slow Bay Bridge Commute To A Crawl

Commuters who factored in the usual lighter traffic across the Bay Bridge this Friday likely found themselves turning up late to work after a painfully slow commute from the East Bay.

10/17/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Caltrans: Steel Rods Not A Long-Term Problem On Bay Bridge; More Tests Coming

Caltrans engineers said on Tuesday that they believe water found at the base of a dozen giant steel rods at the base of the new Bay Bridge tower does not pose a major long-term problem but a series of tests will still be conducted over the next several weeks.

09/30/2014

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

Relocation Of Birds From Old Bay Bridge Could Soar To More Than $30 Million

Consultants who monitor the birds say the population is actually on the increase in recent years, with 533 nests observed during the last count, abut twice as many as were spotted while the new span was under construction.

09/29/2014

(San Francisco County Transportation Authority)

First Day Of Folsom Street Off-Ramp Closure Runs Smoothly For SF Bay Bridge Commuters

The morning commute into San Francisco has gone smoothly so far Tuesday following the overnight closure of a major off-ramp from the Bay Bridge into the city.

09/23/2014

(San Francisco County Transportation Authority)

Folsom Street Off-Ramp Closure To Make Way For Development

Thousands of drivers heading from the Bay Bridge to Downtown San Francisco use the Folsom Street off-ramp each day. But the ramp will close for the next few months, not only to make it safer, but to make way for construction.

09/22/2014

(CBSSF)

Man Leads Mule Train Down Busy San Pablo Avenue In El Cerrito

Being “homeless” in the Bay Area doesn’t mean being without pets, from dogs, cats, even parrots, but when a modern-day nomad took to the streets of El Cerrito with a mule train in tow, it turned a few heads, although law enforcement turned a blind (or blindered?) eye to the spectacle.

09/19/2014

Bay Bridge Traffic Backed Up

3 Crashes Involving 9 Vehicles On Bay Bridge Creates Wicked Westbound Snarl

All westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge were open Sunday afternoon following 3 separate crashes involving 9 vehicles, according to CHP.

09/07/2014

The Bay Bridge Toll Plaza with the McArthur Maze in the background. (CBS)

Technology For Bay Bridge Metering Lights Dates Back To 1970s

The state spent millions on the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge, but the technology used to keep cars moving dates back four decades.

09/02/2014

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

Caltrans Takes Bids To Lure Birds From Bay Bridge Span Set For Demolition

The Bay Bridge has been home to a number of bird species but there is one in particular that is having an impact on the demolition of the old eastern span of the bridge.

09/01/2014

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