Bay Bridge

Workers drill into concrete on the underside of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Oakland, California. Bridge workers began installing large steel saddles over two seismic safety devices on the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to fix a problem with broken bolts on two shear keys. The bridge has been under construction since 2002 with an estimated price tag of $6.3 billion and will have the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Contractor Could Face Fines Of $25,000 A Day For Unfinished Work

Caltrans is threatening to fine American Bridge/Fluor daily as long as the work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is incomplete.

12/31/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

California Paid For Bridge Repairs While A Wind Farm Project Recouped Costs From Same Contractor, Same Flaws

The Chinese company that fabricated faulty sections of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge had similar problems with some towers it manufactured for a massive wind farm in the North Sea. A Bay Area legislator now claims that Caltrans knew about cracks in that project, but didn’t do anything about it.

12/22/2014

Work crews at the site of a sinkhole at 6th and Lake streets in San Francisco's Richmond District. (CBS)

Massive Sinkhole Opens In SF’s Lake District, Rain Weakens Century-Old Water Main That Survived 1906 Earthquake

Heavy overnight rainfall likely caused a 20-by-30-foot hole sinkhole still growing in the Bay Area Wednesday morning.

12/03/2014

Fog blankets the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dense Fog Advisories Issued For Bay Area Bridges

The California Highway Patrol has issued dense fog advisories for a number of Bay Area bridges and on U.S. Highway 101 Friday morning.

11/28/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Growing Number Of Drivers Under Influence Of Marijuana Worrying Bay Area Traffic Officials

Cases of people driving with drugs in their system are on the rise in California, and state traffic safety officials said they are especially concerned about those who use marijuana, then get behind the wheel.

11/20/2014

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

Bay Bridge Demolition Project Delayed 6 Months Due To Nesting Birds

The demolition of the Bay Bridge’s old eastern span will be delayed for at least six months because of nesting birds that refuse to vacate the structure, a transportation official told KCBS.

11/17/2014

A map shows where the joints that need to be replaced are located on the upper deck of the Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Caltrans To Close Lanes At Night On Bay Bridge For Joint Replacement Project

Anywhere from one to four lanes westbound on the Bay Bridge will be closed starting Friday night, as Caltrans works to replace six deteriorating joints.

11/13/2014

Artist rendition of an attached bike path on the western portion of the Bay  Bridge. (Caltrans)

Toll Authority Votes To Spend $10 Million On Another Study Of Bay Bridge Bike Path To San Francisco

A $1.3 million study in 2011 showed that a bike path on western portion of the Bay Bridge would cost tens of millions of dollars. Now the Bay Area Toll Authority has voted unanimously to spend $10 million to commission another study on how to build that bike path.

11/12/2014

Bay Bridge Crash

Caltrans Investigates Safety Measures After ‘Unexpected’ Wrong-Way Driver Wreck On Bay Bridge

Caltrans officials are looking at ways to possibly enhance safety measures on the Bay Bridge after a wrong-way driver struck several cars last Saturday night.

11/11/2014

Workers make adjustements to a bike path next to the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 26, 2013 in San Francisco.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Bike Path Closes Temporarily As Work Crews Extend Trail To Yerba Buena Island

Starting this week, the new Bay Bridge bike path will be closing periodically as crews continue to tear down the old span, but cyclists are willing to put up with it since the work is extending the trail to Yerba Buena Island.

11/11/2014

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