New Bay Bridge

A computer rendering shows the eastbound lanes of the new Bay Bridge. (CBS)

New Bay Bridge Span May Improve Oakland’s Image

It’s been called the step-child of the mighty Bay Bridge: the East Bay span sees no crowds of tourists taking snapshots, but they may remember the segment that failed.

02/03/2013

The new bridge will use 48,000 high-intensity LED lamps individually aimed to avoid glare for drivers. (CBS)

New Bay Bridge Presents Challenges In Lighting Up Landmark

The new Bay Bridge is in the same league as the White House, the Statue of Liberty and Yankee stadium. They all have one thing in common – the lighting.

02/03/2013

Workers trained at the Cypress-Mandela center have found work on the new Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Job Training Center Gives 2nd Chance To Workers Building Bay Bridge

The new Bay Bridge isn’t just giving new life to the Bay Area, it’s also giving many of the workers building it a new beginning.

02/03/2013

The new eastern span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge is designed to withstand earthquakes. (CBS)

New Bay Bridge Span Designed To Withstand Big Quake

It’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.

02/03/2013

OAKLAND – Work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge has “reached its last major milestone” and “we can smell the finish line,” Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Tuesday.
At a news briefing at a Caltrans office in Oakland near the Bay Bridge, Heminger said with the recent successful completion of a complex process called a “load transfer,” the new $6.3 billion span remains on schedule to open on Labor Day weekend next year. (credit: KCBS)

Tides, Weather Create Design Challenges For New Bay Bridge

It’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.

02/03/2013

Catwalks hang over a section of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cyclists Salivating Over New Bay Bridge Bike Path

The 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.

02/03/2013

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

Caltrans Records Show Possible Defects In New Bay Bridge’s Foundation

Records have been found of an apparent defect in the construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

05/28/2012

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East Span Of Bay Bridge Coming Together

Nearly a decade later on a $6.3 billion Caltrans project, and the new East Span of the Bay Bridge is starting to come together.

08/29/2011

Eastbound traffic moves through the Oakland touchdown portion of the Bay Bridge. (credit: Caltrans)

Work Finished On Bay Bridge Eastbound Detour

Motorists crossing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge en route to various Memorial Day events don’t need to expect any additional delays.

05/30/2011

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