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Bay Bridge

Carquinez Bridge

Phil Matier: Carquinez Bolt Problems Foreshadowed Bay Bridge Mess

Caltrans is already facing tough questions raised in the wake of a highly critical report and a state senate committee hearing on engineers’ alerting agency managers about cracked welds on the Bay Bridge’s eastern span.

01/27/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

State Senate Holds Hearing Over Bay Bridge Construction Flaws

Several engineers testified Friday at a hearing in Sacramento that more safety testing should have been done before the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge opened up.

01/24/2014

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)

State Senate Report: Caltrans Allowed Bad Welds On New Bay Bridge

A California Senate report released Wednesday on the construction of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge raises questions about the quality of workmanship used to build the $6.3 billion span.

01/22/2014

Bay Bridge Bolts

Caltrans Says Bolt Problem On New Bay Bridge Permanently Fixed

Workers have finished a permanent fix for problem bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokesman said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Gas Leak Shuts Down West Grand Ave. Approach To Bay Bridge

The West Grand Avenue approach to the Bay Bridge in Oakland was closed Tuesday afternoon because of a gas leak, according to PG&E and Oakland police.

12/10/2013

The original wast span has been seismically retrofitted

Traffic Returning To Normal After Eastbound Pileup On Bay Bridge

An injury crash blocked multiple lanes on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge for about 40 minutes Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

12/06/2013

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)

Phil Matier: New Bay Bridge Span Getting $2M Worth In Lights

Caltrans seems to think the Bay Bridge isn’t spectacular enough, and the new eastern span is already getting a makeover as crews are installing thousands of lights to illuminate the span.

12/05/2013

Gold Striker roller coaster at Great America theme park. (CBS)

Architect Once Envisioned Massive Coasters On Golden Gate, Bay Bridges

The decade of the depression was not without whimsy, and one of the most fantastic ideas of the 1930s was a scheme to dramatically alter the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. The state archive holds blue prints for turning both spans into wild rides.

11/22/2013

A view of ongoing the demolition of the old Bay Bridge. (CBS)

After Months Of Delay, Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge Span Begins

After two months of delay, demolition of the 1930s-era eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge began on Tuesday.

11/12/2013

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

New Bay Bridge Bolts To Take A Month Longer To Fix

State transportation officials said it will take a month longer to complete the permanent fix for the giant steel bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

11/07/2013

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