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A service tunnel inside the new Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Hidden Tunnel Reveals Engineering Secrets Of The New Bay Bridge

The self-anchored suspension tower may be what makes the new Bay Bridge tower iconic, but a hidden aspect of the structure actually acts as the nerve center of the new eastern span. The hollow center of the new Bay Bridge is essentially a corridor that runs 1.7 miles from the middle of the bay all the way to Oakland.

02/27/2013

New Bay Bridge

Soaring Design Makes New Bay Bridge Span An Artistic Triumph

It rises some 525 feet above the bay, blazing white against the sky. The centerpiece of a creation blending architecture and engineering in a way never done before.

02/03/2013

OAKLAND - Work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge has “reached its last major milestone” and “we can smell the finish line,” Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Tuesday.At a news briefing at a Caltrans office in Oakland near the Bay Bridge, Heminger said with the recent successful completion of a complex process called a “load transfer,” the new $6.3 billion span remains on schedule to open on Labor Day weekend next year.[ READ MORE: Transportation Officials Celebrate Major Bay Bridge Construction Milestone ]

Tides, Weather Create Design Challenges For New Bay Bridge

It’s a flow of water bigger than the mighty Mississippi River – 390 billion gallons of water move in and out of San Francisco Bay twice a day, creating an engineering challenge for the designers of the new Bay Bridge.

02/03/2013

Students design, create and build through the Studio H curriculum. (Studio H)

Community Corner: Design-Based Education In Berkeley

A local designer and educator based in Berkeley describes her unique curriculum in her newly released book “Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives with Design-based Education.”

01/20/2013

Gmail

Tech Report: Google Unveils Redesigned Gmail App

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said Google’s new app, Gmail 2.0 for iOS, has several new features that make it more user friendly.

12/05/2012

FAR OUT IMAGE

Golden State Warriors Unveil San Francisco Arena Plans

The Golden State Warriors gave a first glimpse Monday of the team’s proposed arena on Piers 30-32 in San Francisco.

10/15/2012

Artists Return To Restore Women's Building Mural

Artists Return To Restore Women’s Building Mural

The artists who originally painted the vibrant MaestraPeace mural on the Women’s Building in San Francisco’s Mission District have returned…

08/30/2012

Adobe Systems headquarters, San Jose

Adobe Launches New Software Suite With Monthly Subscription Option

Unlike previous versions, which came shrink-wrapped in a box, Creative Suite 6 will be available on a monthly subscription basis as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud offering.

04/23/2012

An artist's rendering of the proposed Bay Bridge bike lane. (CBS)

Plans Move Ahead For $500 Million Bay Bridge Bike Lane

Plans are moving forward for a bike path on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge although funding for the $500 million project has yet to be secured.

12/13/2011

The new California whale tail license plate design. (ecoplates.com)

California Costal Commission Unveils New ‘Whale Tail’ License Plate

The California Coastal Commission unveiled a new specialty “whale tail” license plate on Tuesday designed in part by a Bay Area resident.

CBS San Francisco–08/03/2011

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