4-Alarm Clock Tower Fire Burning Along I-680; All Southbound Lanes ReopenA 4-alarm grass fire burning along both sides of Interstate 680 just north of the Benicia Bridge Monday afternoon forced lanes of the busy East Bay freeway to be closed for about an hour, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Toll Cheating On Bay Area Bridges Down 75 PercentToll cheating has dropped dramatically on the Bay Area's bridges, possibly due to a new state law, according to officials.
Box Truck Bursts Into Flames At Benicia-Martinez Bridge Toll PlazaA box truck that burst into flames at the Benicia-Martinez Bridge toll plaza Friday afternoon has shut down two lanes, according to Contra Costa CHP.
Man In Custody After Claiming To Have Bomb On Benicia Bridge, Forcing ClosureThe Benicia Bridge completely reopened early Saturday following an incident in which a man threatened to jump off the bridge and claimed he had explosives in his pickup truck.
Woman Who Struck Husband Before Jumping Off Benicia Bridge IdentifiedA woman who allegedly ran over her estranged husband and his two friends in downtown Martinez before jumping to her death from the Benicia Bridge has been identified.
Woman Jumps To Her Death After Running Down Estranged Husband, 2 Others In Martinez CrosswalkA woman who intentionally struck her estranged husband and two other people with a car following a family court hearing in Martinez Monday morning was found dead minutes later after apparently jumping off the Benicia Bridge, police said.
Suspected Bay Area Toll Booth Bandits ArrestedTwo suspects have been arrested on suspicion of robbing toll plazas at three Bay Area bridges late last year, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
Officers Prevent Man From Jumping Off Benicia BridgeTwo Benicia police officers prevented a despondent man from jumping from the Benicia Bridge Thursday afternoon.
Big-Rig Drivers Brace For Huge Toll Hikes On Bay Area BridgesStarting Friday, five-axle big-rigs will pay $18 -- up from $11.25 -- to cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Antioch, Benicia, Carquinez, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges. A year from now, the toll for those trucks will rise to $25.