At long last, the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic Monday evening.
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.
Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission officials must consider the risks in deciding whether to delay the scheduled Labor Day weekend opening of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland 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.
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.
The nearly $15 million grant will be used to train unemployed workers for jobs in high tech manufacturing and engineering.
A Bay Area community college is teaming up with state and local employment officials to offer some Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans a special opportunity. The program will focus on veterans interested in engineering degrees.
The signature element of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was hoisted into place Thursday afternoon. Work on the new “cable saddle,” which is the world’s largest, started at 5 a.m. and continued through the day.
Something new and positive is happening to Richmond High, a school that’s been beset by negative publicity. There is now an Engineering Academy on campus.