Caltrans said a portion of Highway 1 in Marin County that was washed out by the December storms won’t be repaired for some time. But the California Highway Patrol said drivers headed to and from Muir Beach have taken it upon themselves to move some of the barricades and drive past the closure, putting themselves at risk.
As more and more Bakken crude oil is expected to be transported by railroad through the Bay Area, officials want to implement emergency plans in case of a derailment. But those plans are stalling out.
Safety Information For Alhambra Trestle In Martinez And Other Bridges Kept By The Railroads, Part 2 Of 3
Some local, state and federal officials are concerned that an old railroad bridge in Martinez, used to transport increasing car loads of highly volatile crude oil from North Dakota to East Bay refineries, may be unsafe.
Aging Railway Infrastructure Raises Safety Concerns As Bay Area Readies To Receive Dramatic Increase Of Bakken Crude Oil, Part 1 Of 3
Questions are being raised about the safety of the century-old Alhambra railroad trestle in Martinez. Some local residents and officials are concerned because the bridge is carrying an increasing number of loads of a highly volatile cargo.
KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub reports on the aging & possibly unsafe railroad bridge in Martinez…
Hundreds of people in the Bay Area turned out in droves yesterday to see the new Seth Rogan and James Franco movie, ”The Interview.”
California Paid For Bridge Repairs While A Wind Farm Project Recouped Costs From Same Contractor, Same Flaws
The Chinese company that fabricated faulty sections of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge had similar problems with some towers it manufactured for a massive wind farm in the North Sea. A Bay Area legislator now claims that Caltrans knew about cracks in that project, but didn’t do anything about it.
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates said he wants the people who are causing widespread violence during protests in his city to “take off their masks and show us who you really are.”
State Assemblyman Marc Levine has formally proposed legislation that would name the highway tunnels near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge after Robin Williams. Caltrans maintains they never had an official name.
Bay Area Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visited St. Anthony’s dining room in San Francisco with her grandchildren Wednesday as part of a family tradition that goes back many years.