Within the next two weeks, transportation officials are hoping to have a design fix for broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge ready for review. Officials said there is also plenty of money to cover the repairs.
The Solano County coroner’s office has identified a Petaluma couple as the victims who died in a crash involving a big-rig on Interstate Highway 80 on Thursday morning.
Two people were killed Thursday morning when a big-rig driver choked on food and lost consciousness, striking three vehicles on Interstate 80 in Davis.
Transportation officials said that they’re troubled by the discovery of problems with 32 large bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, but they are confident that the problem can be fixed in time for the bridge to open on schedule over the Labor Day weekend. They also sought to reassure the public that the bridge will be safe when it opens.
With less than six months until the scheduled opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, more than two dozen giant bolts holding the $6.4 billion bridge together have reportedly snapped.
While the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic in September, the work needed to take down the old roadway is expected to take years. Environmental restrictions mean the structure will have to be carefully taken apart in sections.
A Sureno gang member was sentenced Monday morning for the highway shooting murder of Vallejo musician Dewey Tucker in 2010 and the slaying of a Santa Rosa man a year later.
A Sureño gang member was sentenced Monday morning for the highway shooting murder of Vallejo musician Dewey Tucker in 2010 and the slaying of a Santa Rosa man a year later.
“The Bay Lights,” an $8 million privately funded project created by artist Leo Villareal, will wow visitors near the bridge for at least the next two years. Mayor Ed Lee said an estimated 50 million people in San Francisco and the North and East Bay will eventually see the lights.
A light sculpture made up of 25,000 LED lights strung along the western span of the Bay Bridge will be turned on Tuesday night after months of preparation.