New Bay Bridge

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UPDATED: Bay Bridge Span To Be Named For Willie Brown

The state Legislature has approved naming the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.


Susan Vann

Woman’s Fear Of New Bay Bridge Means 7-Hour Trip From Sacramento To San Francisco

We were moving by foot, over Sacramento’s Tower Bridge. Driving over the crossing, or even the I Street Bridge was out of the question for Susan, who suffers from gephyrophobia—commonly known as “bridge phobia.”


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

New SF-Oakland Bay Bridge On Track To Open

Crews are on pace to put the finishing touches on a new stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and the span should be ready to open as planned early this week, officials say.


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New Bay Bridge To Open Decades After ’89 Quake

When traffic flows across a new stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the first time, it will do so nearly a quarter-century after a deadly earthquake during the 1989 World Series collapsed two 50-foot sections of the old structure.


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Specifications Of New SF-Oakland Bay Bridge

The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens nearly 25 years after the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the old span.


Bay Bridge Friday

Bay Bridge Construction On Schedule With As Many As 400 Working Around The Clock

“This is the last major hurdle that we need to get over to get this bridge open,” said spokesman Andrew Gordon. “There is a tremendous amount of excitement. Everyone is feeling very confident, and we are on track.”


A Caltrans technician tests some of the defective Bay Bridge bolts.

Caltrans Testing Defective Bay Bridge Bolts

The investigation into busted steel rods on the new Bay Bridge moved to Sacramento Thursday as Caltrans technicians put some of the bolts to the test.


Signs that bolts have snapped on the new Bay Bridge. (credit: CBS)

Report Claims New Bay Bridge Bolts Contain Banned Alloy

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has more than 1,200 bolts made from galvanized steel that is virtually identical to a high-strength alloy that a nationwide group of transportation officials banned for use on bridges because the bolts can crack.


Cormorants nesting on the old Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge. (Caltrans/CBS)

Caltrans Trying To Lure Nesting Birds To New Bay Bridge

In 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.


A service tunnel inside the old Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Hidden Tunnel Reveals Engineering Secrets Of The New Bay Bridge

The self-anchored suspension tower may be what makes the new Bay Bridge tower iconic, but a hidden aspect of the structure actually acts as the nerve center of the new eastern span.


A Sacramento company was among the local firms benefitting from the new Bay Bridge construction. (MCM Construction via CBS)

Veteran Construction Team Taking Bay Bridge To New Heights

At Sacramento-based MCM Construction, bridges are their business. They have worked on between 1,200 and 1,500 bridges in California alone.


The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is a spectacular design. (CBS)

Soaring Design Makes New Bay Bridge Span An Artistic Triumph

It rises some 525 feet above the bay, blazing white against the sky. The centerpiece of a creation blending architecture and engineering in a way never done before.