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Eastern Span

Rendering of the self-anchored suspension span of the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Wind, Water & Steel: The New Bay Bridge

For 24 years, it’s the icon the Bay Area has been waiting for: the new Bay Bridge.

08/26/2013

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

Officials Tout Improved Views For Drivers On New Bay Bridge

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.

08/20/2013

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Bay Bridge Closure Survival Guide

The long-awaited changeover from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the newly-constructed suspension will force a 5-day closure leading up the anticipated September 3 opening. The Bay Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, August 28, through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. So what alternatives to commuters have over Labor Day weekend?

08/20/2013

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

Shims Installed On New Bay Bridge As Temporary Fix For Bolts

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.

08/19/2013

Workers Pave SF-Oakland Bay Bridge As Delays Continue

Phil Matier: Labor Day Bridge Opening Not ‘On The Table’

Prospects for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to open over the Labor Day weekend are fading fast. A Caltrans representative told KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier in Monday’s Matier and Ross column that Labor Day is not back on the table.

07/29/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Lawmakers Demand To Know Incentives For Bay Bridge Contractors

Lawmakers want officials overseeing construction of the new eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to disclose any incentives promised to contractors if the span opens as planned on Labor Day weekend.

06/12/2013

Yerba Buena Island Transition

California Legislator Begins Inquiry Over Bay Bridge Contractor Bonuses

A California legislator is launching another official inquiry on Monday regarding the opening the Bay Bridge’s eastern span. This time, the focus is on the bonuses received by contractors for finishing their projects on time or early.

06/10/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Bay Bridge’s New Eastern Span Safer In Earthquake Than Old Bridge, Say Engineers

Engineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.

06/07/2013

Artist's rendering of the bicycle path along the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (MTC)

Another Set Of Bad Bolts Found, Repaired On New Bay Bridge Span

Another set of problematic bolts have been discovered on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, according to transit officials.

05/29/2013

Bay Bridge Bolts

Busted Bay Bridge Bolts Manufacturer Denies Blame

The Ohio company that supplied the bolts that cracked on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge said the parts supplied to Caltrans met industry specifications when they were delivered.

05/24/2013

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