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Repairs on the Bay Bridge were expected to be complete by 10 p.m. Thursday and a bevy of independent inspectors were assembled to sign off on the work to avoid future blunders that closed the span and stranded hundreds of thousands commuters for days.
After a cable snapped Tuesday that had been hastily fixed to support a cracked bar during the Labor Day weekend closure, bridge officials have been exceedingly careful about reopening the span. Read More
Approximately 437,200 commuters squeezed onto BART trains Wednesday, shattering the transit system’s historic ridership record.
Judging by Thursday’s morning commute, that record will be beat again. Read More
While the Bay Bridge has made all sorts of headlines during the past few days, motorists and commuters will get a chance to sound off on an entirely different story next Wednesday—a proposal to raise tolls on the span. Read More
The second morning commute following the emergency closure of the Bay Bridge is causing bottlenecks around every alternative path to The City.
At the height of the commute at 8:30 a.m., traffic was delayed an additional 33 minutes on Route 37 from Vallejo to Novato; an additional 8 minutes on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge; and an additional 33 minutes on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Read More
Commuters on Thursday were steeling themselves for another day of packed BART trains, congested freeways – and still no estimate of when the Bay Bridge will open.
BART was running longer trains for the second day after a piece of the bridge failed and chunks of metal fell onto cars during Tuesday’s rush hour. It was the same cracked bar that delayed the reopening of the bridge over Labor Day weekend. The Federal Highway Administration is investigating the matter. Read More
The closure of the Bay Bridge for repairs snarled traffic across the region Wednesday morning.
Wednesday morning, drivers crowded onto the Golden Gate, Richmond and San Mateo bridges. By 7:15 a.m., there had been no major accidents. The California Highway Patrol is expecting double the number of cars on the road, said CHP Officer Shawn Chase.
By 7 a.m., congestion was already heavy on Bay Area bridges. Read More
The Bay Bridge will be closed at least through today’s early-evening commute after a piece of the bridge failed catastrophically and chunks of metal fell onto cars during Tuesday’s rush hour. Read More
All westbound lanes of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were open shortly after 8 p.m. tonight, about five and a half hours after a
big-rig overturned mid-span and created a traffic nightmare.
CHP spokesman Shawn Chase said the vehicle was removed shortly before 8 p.m. and all lanes were clear at about 8:15 p.m. Read More
Construction of the decks for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge have fallen four to five months behind schedule, transportation officials said Monday.
Bart Ney, spokesman for the $5.5 billion replacement project, said the problem would not delay the opening of the new span in 2013.
“We’re not at a point where we’re saying this is bad enough to affect the delivery date of the bridge,” he said. Read More