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