Eastern Span Construction

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

Crew work to connect the new Bay Bridge eastern span lanes to the Yerba Buena/Treasure Island tunnel, August 30, 2013. (CBS)

Major Work Wrapping Up On New Bay Bridge Span, Could Open Early

Caltrans announced on Monday morning that all major work was wrapping up on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge and that an announcement on whether the bridge would open early could be made at the “chain cutting” ceremony in the afternoon.

09/02/2013

Construction workers on the deck of the new Bay Bridge eastern span as a strand of the self-anchored suspension span cable is put into place. (CBS)

Bay Bridge’s New Eastern Span Safety At Center Of Next Week’s State Senate Hearings

Despite reports in the Sacramento Bee that a state inspector falsified some test results, Caltrans insists repeated testing of the new Bay Bridge’s eastern span concrete foundation will show it is safe.

08/08/2012

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