Phil Matier: Cycling Advocates Push For Bay Bridge Bike Path ExtensionBicycling advocates have been dreaming of extending the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the western span. Next month that dream could inch slightly forward to reality.
New Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge Brings Unforeseen Traffic BackupsAfter the Labor Day opening of Bay Bridge, a new commute traffic pattern has emerged, involving earlier and later backups getting to the new eastern span.
Bay Bridge Bicycle & Pedestrian Path Opens To FanfareHours after Bay Area drivers made their way across the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span for the first time on Monday night, dozens of people pedaled and walked on the span’s newly opened bike and pedestrian path Tueday morning.
First Workday Commute Along New Bay Bridge Goes SmoothlyThe brand-new, seismically-safe eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was open for the first workday commute Tuesday and the California Highway Patrol reported things went smoothly for the morning drive.
New Bay Bridge Eastern Span Opens After Low-Key Afternoon CeremonyAt long last, the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic Monday evening.
New Bay Bridge Opening Completes Decades-Long DreamThe opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge Monday night marks the end of a lengthy process that began shortly after a section of the old span collapsed in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989
Major Work Wrapping Up On New Bay Bridge Span, Could Open EarlyCaltrans announced on Monday morning that all major work was wrapping up on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge and that an announcement on whether the bridge would open early could be made at the “chain cutting” ceremony in the afternoon.
Bay Bridge Construction On Track For Tuesday OpeningConstruction work is proceeding as planned on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and BART ridership swelled to its second-highest Saturday ever as the agency increased weekend trains to accommodate the bridge closure.
Bay Bridge Work Grinds On; Early Opening Hoped For New SpanTransportation officials say work to open the new Bay Bridge eastern span was progressing just as it should, as crews have been working nonstop since the last cars passed through the toll plaza Wednesday.
Worst Of Bridge Closure Gridlock Appears To Be In Rearview MirrorAfter what was a challenging Thursday for many in the region, struggling to get to and from work, errands and other obligations without the benefit of the Bay Bridge, plenty of people opted for a Friday off, leaving the roads, ferry terminals and BART platforms especially "Friday light."
'Very Careful Thought' Needed In Removing Old Bay BridgeWith the new eastern span set to open by early Tuesday morning, Caltrans is now focusing on demolishing the old span, a process that will take about three years and cost about $240 million.
Bay Bridge Closes; Work On Schedule For New Bridge OpeningOfficials say there were no problems during the first hours of construction to put finishing touches on the new eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
BART Breaks Ridership Records On First Day Of Bay Bridge ClosureBART ridership rose noticeably because of the Bay Bridge closure Wednesday night to allow crews to transition traffic onto the bridge’s new eastern span, a BART spokesman said Thursday morning.
Bay Bridge Closed, Final Work On New Eastern Span BeginsThe San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is now closed to traffic, as preparations get under way to open the new, $6.4 billion eastern span.
Bay Area Historians Gather Stories For Bay Bridge ProjectEver since the new span was in the works, the Regional Oral History Office of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley has been collecting interesting stories from people who worked on the old eastern span.