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Loma Prieta

Workers walk on a cable of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Official Promises Explanation of Broken Bolts ‘Screw Up’

The status of the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge and an updated construction schedule for the new eastern span are set to be presented at a special meet Wednesday of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.


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.



California Earthquake Warning System Stymied By Budget Shortfall

A system giving Californians warning of an impending earthquake may not be operational any time soon despite the success of similar programs in other countries.


A crane begins hoisting the final section of the new Bay Bridge suspension span, October 28, 2011. (CBS)

New Bay Bridge Span Expected To Open Labor Day 2013

Cars will start rolling across the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge during Labor Day weekend in 2013, Caltrans officials said Wednesday.


California Earthquake

Stanford Researchers Develop Citizen Quake-Monitoring Network

The world’s largest earthquake monitoring network is being established in the Bay Area.


The force of the quake threw this house at North Point and Divisadero out into the street. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Bay Area Residents Reassess Cost Of Earthquake Insurance

Japan’s 8.9 earthquake was devastating, but only 10 percent of Californians have earthquake insurance.


Eye On The Bay: Surviving The Big One

Eye On The Bay: Surviving The Big One – 10/20/10

Surviving The Big One Brian finds lessons from the Loma Prieta earthquake that provide helpful lessons for safety around the house.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/20/2010

The San Francisco Fire Department had trained on the Portable Water Supply System only one week before the earthquake. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Prepare For The Next Big Quake

Fisherman’s Wharf merchants practiced their emergency preparedness skills on Friday. The event coincides with Sunday’s 21st anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.