In addition to being safer during earthquakes, drivers will have a better overall experience when they drive across the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge when it opens in two weeks, a bridge spokesman said Tuesday.
Crews installed a series of temporary steel shims under the deck of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge over the weekend. The steel plates will allow the new bridge to open to traffic on schedule.
Due to some unforeseen conditions at the construction site, the San Jose Earthquakes have been forced to delay the opening of the team’s new stadium until the second half of the 2014 season.
Steve Heminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, said that money earmarked for future projects will be used to pay for the increase.
Construction crews in downtown San Francisco have unearthed the intact remains of a small boat that a local historian said offers a glimpse of what life was like during the city’s Gold Rush days.
Intersections will be blocked and Muni buses rerouted this weekend while curb lanes are repaved on Market Street between Fourth and Sixth streets, according to city officials.
The status of the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge and an updated construction schedule for the new eastern span are set to be presented at a special meet Wednesday of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Seven construction workers and one firefighter suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out at a building under construction at San Francisco General Hospital Tuesday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
A son of an elevator worker who was killed Tuesday at the construction site for the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara said Wednesday the family is struggling to come to grips with the loss and wants answers.
The board overseeing California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project approved a contract to start the first construction work for a bullet train in the Central Valley at its meeting Thursday in Sacramento.