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Engineering

Break in the Span

Take A Look – The Old Bay Bridge Now Has A Gap As Demolition Continues

The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge is coming down and here’s a picture of its new, gap-tooth smile.

04/11/2014

Bay Bridge Opens

New Bay Bridge Eastern Span Opens After Low-Key Afternoon Ceremony

At long last, the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic Monday evening.

09/02/2013

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

Members of the media inspect the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span following the "load transfer" process (KCBS)

Caltrans, MTC Weigh Risks Of Delay In Opening Bay Bridge

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

05/26/2013

A service tunnel inside the new Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Hidden Tunnel Reveals Engineering Secrets Of The New 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.

02/27/2013

OAKLAND - Work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge has “reached its last major milestone” and “we can smell the finish line,” Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Tuesday.At a news briefing at a Caltrans office in Oakland near the Bay Bridge, Heminger said with the recent successful completion of a complex process called a “load transfer,” the new $6.3 billion span remains on schedule to open on Labor Day weekend next year.[ READ MORE: Transportation Officials Celebrate Major Bay Bridge Construction Milestone ]

Tides, Weather Create Design Challenges For New Bay Bridge

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.

02/03/2013

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East Bay Community Colleges Receive Major Federal Job Training Grant

The nearly $15 million grant will be used to train unemployed workers for jobs in high tech manufacturing and engineering.

09/21/2012

Bay Area Community College Offers Engineering Degrees For Vets

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/09/2011

Cable saddle for the Bay Bridge (baybridgeinfo.org)

Crowning Moment Arrives For New Bay Bridge Span

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2011

Richmond High School

New Engineering Academy Opens At Richmond High School

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/09/2011