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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)

Emergency Pothole Repairs Cause Gridlock On Bay Bridge

Three eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes on the western span of the bridge were closed after a large pothole was discovered Wednesday evening, according to Caltrans spokesman Andrew Gordon.

04/09/2014

Original East Span to be Demolished

Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge Section To Cost An Extra $12.6 Million

The cost to demolish the old cantilevered eastern section of the Bay Bridge is on the rise, but Caltrans officials say they could be able to recoup some of the cost in the end.

03/24/2014

An aerial view of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Hopes Rain Will Help Them Solve Leak Issues On Bay Bridge

Officials said that despite the leaks on the Bay Bridge, the span is safe to drive across.

02/26/2014

Traffic flows across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on the morning after the official opening of the bridge on September 3, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Officials Claim New Bay Bridge ‘Misalignments’ Are No Cause For Concern

A Caltrans spokesman said Tuesday that non-standard weld connections that were used to hold road deck sections together on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge won’t affect the bridge’s performance during earthquakes.

02/25/2014

A tanker is seen passing through under the Golden Gate Bridge (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages

$8 Toll Proposed For Golden Gate Bridge

The staff of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is recommending a gradual $2 toll increase on the bridge over the next four years.

02/24/2014

Paving being done on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Bay Bridge Contractor Receives Millions In Bonuses

The nearly $49 million in bonuses include $20 million paid by the state to American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises for completing the job on time.

02/19/2014

The self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Emeryville, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest SAS tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Hopes To Resolve Leaks On New Bay Bridge Soon

Caltrans officials said Monday that they’re concerned about leaks on a short section of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge but they’re hopeful they can figure out a solution to the problem soon.

02/10/2014

Bay Bridge Opens

Storm Reveals New Bay Bridge Is Leaky

The recent rain has revealed that part of the steel structure which is supposed to be watertight is leaking.

02/09/2014

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: $270K Study To Improve Caltrans Lacks Specifics

When the bad bolts for the Bay Bridge’s eastern became big news, Gov. Jerry Brown commissioned a transportation group from the University of Wisconsin to study Caltrans—at the cost of $270,000—and last week, their findings were released in a report.

02/03/2014

A Caltrans employee escorts members of the media by the the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Concludes Caltrans Is Stuck In Past, Needs Major Overhaul

A new report commissioned by California’s top transportation officials concludes that the state department in charge of highway planning and construction needs a major overhaul.

01/30/2014

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