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.
A section of State Highway 1 in Marin County is closed in both directions between Panoramic Highway and Muir Woods Road in Marin County, according to Caltrans.
Thanks to their new remote-controlled boat, Caltrans can get a close up look at the span and the creek during the storm.
The California Department of Transportation completed a mandatory emergency drill in San Mateo County’s Tom Lantos (Devil’s Slide) tunnels earlier than expected Saturday morning
State Assemblyman Marc Levine has formally proposed legislation that would name the highway tunnels near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge after Robin Williams. Caltrans maintains they never had an official name.
Caltrans awarded nearly $82 million to construct the Central Subway light rail line in San Francisco, representatives said on Wednesday.
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.