Bay Bridge Handles First Day Of Traffic, First Accident, And New Pedestrian PathOne new feature of the bridge got a workout this morning with the first accident on the bridge—a minor fender-bender. An accident like that could have made traffic a mess, but the new span now has shoulders that allowed the cars to pull over and not impede traffic.
Bay Bridge Opening Monday Night, Ahead Of ScheduleIt’s been a long time coming, but crews are finally putting the finishing touches on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, with it expected to open on Monday night.
Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge To Take YearsWhile 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.
Caltrans Trying To Lure Nesting Birds To New Bay BridgeIn the steel rafters of the old Bay Bridge, a flock of fowl you may never have noticed has built its home; but those homes will have to come down as the old section of roadway is replaced.
New Bay Bridge Span Designed To Withstand Big QuakeIt’s the most expensive public works project in California’s history. Every day, 280-thousand cars thump over the reason it all began. It’s at pier E9 where the cantilever meets the incline section. Little do commuters know, they’re rolling over the reason for spending $6 billion.
Tides, Weather Create Design Challenges For New Bay BridgeIt’s a flow of water bigger than the mighty Mississippi River – 390 billion gallons of water move in and out of San Francisco Bay twice a day, creating an engineering challenge for the designers of the new Bay Bridge.
Cyclists Salivating Over New Bay Bridge Bike PathThe new bicycle only path on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be a magnet for cycling enthusiasts who hope to one day connect Oakland and San Francisco via the bridge.
$500M Bay Bridge Bike Path PlannedPlans are moving forward for a bike path on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge although funding for the $500 million project has yet to be secured.