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Eastern Span

A worker climbs off of a temporary section of bike path that will be installed along the new eastern span of the bay bridge on August 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is set to open on September 3. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Temporary $9.4 Million Connector To Bay Bridge Bike Path To Be Demolished After 7 Months In Use

A ramp that connects Oakland to the bike lanes on the new Bay Bridge will be torn down after less than seven months in use.

03/24/2014

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

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)

Millions To Be Spent Monitoring Bolts On New Bay Bridge

The story of broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge does not appear to be over as Caltrans says further inspections may cost up to $10 million dollars—not including the price for needed repair work.

01/13/2014

Bay Bridge Bolts

Caltrans Says Bolt Problem On New Bay Bridge Permanently Fixed

Workers have finished a permanent fix for problem bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokesman said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

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)

Phil Matier: New Bay Bridge Span Getting $2M Worth In Lights

Caltrans seems to think the Bay Bridge isn’t spectacular enough, and the new eastern span is already getting a makeover as crews are installing thousands of lights to illuminate the span.

12/05/2013

A palm tree is planted on the Oakland side of the new Bay Bridge span. (CBS)

New $15K Palm Trees Being Planted On Bay Bridge Approach

The trees are being placed on the bridge approach on the Oakland side, between the eastbound and westbound lanes, just west of the toll plaza.

10/24/2013

Bay Bridge Opens

New Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge Brings Unforeseen Traffic Backups

After the Labor Day opening of Bay Bridge, a new commute traffic pattern has emerged, involving earlier and later backups getting to the new eastern span.

09/05/2013

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

A sign is posted on the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Very Careful Thought’ Needed In Removing Old Bay Bridge

With the new eastern span set to open by early Tuesday morning, Caltrans is now focusing on demolishing the old span, a process that will take about three years and cost about $240 million.

08/29/2013

Riders pack a San Francisco Bay Ferry, July 1, 2013. (CBS)

Increased Ferry Service Available For Bay Bridge Closure

The Bay Bridge is closing Wednesday night and San Francisco Ferry boat operators said they are increasing service beginning first thing Thursday morning and continuing through the Labor Day weekend.

08/27/2013

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