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Eastern Span

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

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

(File photo)

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

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