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.
It took many East Bay golf fans hours to get to the Olympic Club for the start of the U.S. Open Thursday because of the early morning fire that forced Bay Area Rapid Transit to shut down the Transbay Tube.
A wind advisory will be in effect for coastal and hill areas of the Bay Area later Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
A fog advisory has been issued on Bay Area bridges and a high surf advisory is in affect along the Bay Area coastline Wednesday morning, according to weather and California Highway Patrol officials.
Another heavy fog advisory has been issued for a Bay Area bridge Monday morning, after the National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for the entire region until 9 a.m.
Airports, bridges and many sporting events in the Bay Area will have extra security present on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
Starting Friday, five-axle big-rigs will pay $18 — up from $11.25 — to cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Antioch, Benicia, Carquinez, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges. A year from now, the toll for those trucks will rise to $25.
Technology developed by Caltrans engineers is helping earthquake-ravaged Japan by testing the structural integrity of nuclear facilities and bridges.
Transportation advocates have issued an urgent call for federal funding to shore up what they describe as crumbling infrastructure in the Bay Area.