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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Broken Beacon Leaves Bay Bridge Vulnerable In Dense Fog

One of the Bay Bridge’s three radar beacons — which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers — has not been working properly since December 17.

01/31/2015

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Highway 101 Bypass Collapses in Willits; 3 Workers Injured

Three construction workers were injured after a section of the Willits Highway 101 bypass project collapsed Thursday afternoon.

01/22/2015

Human skull spotted among the possessions of a man in an Oakland homeless encampment. (CBS)

Caltrans Workers Startled To Find Human Skull In Oakland Homeless Encampment

CalTrans workers were scratching their heads when they spotted a man in a West Oakland homeless camp carrying around a human skull.

01/08/2015

Crews begin putting down cones blocking lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge, May 7, 2013. (CBS)

How To Get Across Or Around The Golden Gate Bridge Closure: Ferries, Buses, Walking, Biking, Detours

When will the Golden Gate Bridge close, and how can I get around the mess? We have answers to every question.

01/08/2015

Highway 1 Road Closure

Drivers To Muir Beach Remove Detour Barriers Along Hwy 1 Putting Themselves In Danger

Caltrans said a portion of Highway 1 in Marin County that was washed out by the December storms won’t be repaired for some time. But the California Highway Patrol said drivers headed to and from Muir Beach have taken it upon themselves to move some of the barricades and drive past the closure, putting themselves at risk.

01/01/2015

Workers drill into concrete on the underside of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Oakland, California. Bridge workers began installing large steel saddles over two seismic safety devices on the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to fix a problem with broken bolts on two shear keys. The bridge has been under construction since 2002 with an estimated price tag of $6.3 billion and will have the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Contractor Could Face Fines Of $25,000 A Day For Unfinished Work

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.

12/31/2014

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Amtrak San Joaquin Corridor At Near-Record Ridership And Revenue Levels

One Bay Area Amtrak rail corridor nearly set a record for ridership and revenue in November, despite lower gas prices, Amtrak officials have announced.

12/28/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

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.

12/22/2014

Highway 1 Washout

Washed-Out Section Of Highway 1 Near Muir Woods To Be Closed For Months

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.

12/12/2014

Caltrans crew readies emote-controlled boat.

Drone Boat Can Save Lives During Caltrans Emergency Flood Inspections Of Bridges

Thanks to their new remote-controlled boat, Caltrans can get a close up look at the span and the creek during the storm.

12/11/2014

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