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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

K.J. Choi of South Korea plays a bunker shot on the second hole during the first round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

BART Shutdown Strands U.S. Open Ticket Holders

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.

06/14/2012

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Wind Advisories Issued For Region, Bay Area Bridges

A wind advisory will be in effect for coastal and hill areas of the Bay Area later Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

03/06/2012

A wave breaks on the Pacifica Pier (Erik Simonson)

High Surf Advisory In Effect Across Bay Area

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.

02/08/2012

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

Heavy Fog Blankets Bay Area; Advisories Issued

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.

11/28/2011

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Security Tightening Around California As 9/11 Anniversary Nears

Airports, bridges and many sporting events in the Bay Area will have extra security present on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/31/2011

Cars exit Golden Gate Bridge toll booths (AP)

Big-Rig Drivers Brace For Huge Toll Hikes On Bay Area Bridges

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.

CBS San Francisco–06/29/2011

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California Company’s Software Monitors Structures After Earthquakes

Technology developed by Caltrans engineers is helping earthquake-ravaged Japan by testing the structural integrity of nuclear facilities and bridges.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/18/2011

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Bay Area Small Bridges At Risk Of Collapse

Transportation advocates have issued an urgent call for federal funding to shore up what they describe as crumbling infrastructure in the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/22/2011