Local residents hoping to find out about the latest Bay Bridge construction work, closures and other news will not be able to do so on the span’s snazzy website, which has been shuttered after the dissolution of a public relations contract.
With its litany of explanatory videos, graphics and in-depth analysis of ongoing projects, www.baybridgeinfo.org often served as a useful resource for folks interested in the latest happenings on the span. Read More
The bar pilot in control of the tanker that struck the Bay Bridge on Jan. 7 has the highest incident rate over the three years for which such records are available, according to a San Francisco Examiner analysis of state documents.
A motorcyclist who was arrested Tuesday after leading authorities on a pursuit across the Bay Bridge and then crashing in San Francisco has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as 30-year-old Steven Stanford Jr.
The crash was reported at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday at Fifth and Harrison streets in the South of Market neighborhood. Read More
Large ships sailing under the Bay Bridge when there’s heavy fog might face new restrictions, as policymakers reconsider guidelines in the wake of an empty oil tanker striking the span last week. Read More
An attorney for the bar pilot in charge of the tanker that struck a Bay Bridge support tower earlier this week said Wednesday that talk about pilot error in the incident is premature.
“Any speculation is counterproductive until all the facts are gathered and studied and a final report with findings and recommendations is released,” attorney Rex Clack said in an emailed statement. Read More
As federal officials began investigating Monday’s crash of an empty tanker into the Bay Bridge, records showed that the ship’s pilot has been involved in other Bay Area accidents and was once denied license renewal due to an unspecified medical condition. Read More
An empty oil tanker struck a Bay Bridge tower Monday morning, causing minimal damage to both the span and vessel, according to responding agencies.The Overseas Reymar sideswiped a tower on the west side of the bridge about 11:20 a.m., said San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Mindy Talmadge. Though there were no immediate signs of oil leaking into the Bay, the Fire Department, Coast Guard and Caltrans continued to inspect both the bridge and the tanker for most of Monday afternoon. Read More
State officials overseeing construction of the new Bay Bridge had agreed to pay nearly $10 million to a San Francisco-based public relations firm for services that included thousands of dollars to conduct tours and produce a video and commemorative book, the Sacramento Bee reported. Read More
The man who fatally shot himself early Tuesday in front of police officers on Treasure Island had been the prime suspect in a brutal Thanksgiving Day armed robbery and a separate car theft in Benicia, police said. Read More
Work on the new span of the Bay Bridge has passed its last major milestone following the successful transfer of the roadway’s weight to the tower of the new $6.3 billion span set to open Labor Day.
“We can smell the finish line,” Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Tuesday at a news conference. Read More