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The longfin smelt could derail plans to implode the eastern span of the Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Small Fish May Derail Plans To Implode Old Bay Bridge

Caltrans’ plan was to save money and protect the environment by bringing down the old bridge piers with explosives. But once again, the agency finds itself taking a detour, for one specific fish.

03/10/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Transportation Officials Approve $450,000 Contract To Study Electronic Tolling For All Bay Area Bridges

The Bay Bridge, along with six other state-owned bridges, may move to all-electronic tolling—just like the Golden Gate Bridge has for the past two years—as a decision to move ahead with study will be made on Wednesday.

03/10/2015

Bay Bridge Lights (credit: Funcheap)

‘Bay Lights’ On Western Span Of Bay Bridge Will Be Switched Off Next Month

The waters of the San Francisco Bay will be a bit darker beginning next month as the Bay Lights display on the Bay Bridge will be turned off—temporarily.

02/24/2015

Cars driving through the 4th bore in the Caldecott Tunnel.  (CBS)

Temporary Friday Night Closure For Caldecott Tunnel’s Fourth Bore Due To Emergency Drill

The fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnels will be closed Friday night and part of Saturday morning for its first-ever emergency response drill, a Caltrans spokesman said.

02/20/2015

The dismantling of the old canitlever portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continued.

Caltrans Making Case To Implode Part Of Old Bay Bridge

Part of the old Bay Bridge may be brought down with explosives.

02/19/2015

The self-anchored suspension tower of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Latest Problem For New Bay Bridge Involves $4 Million Maintenance Elevator

The glass elevator, which transports maintenance workers to the top of the suspension tower, has been out of service since early January.

02/04/2015

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

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