With their free rides now gone, carpoolers are becoming a rarer sight on the Bay Bridge.
The number of trips made by carpooling vehicles has shrunk by 26 percent since a $2.50 toll was introduced on the Bay Bridge in 2010, ending the longtime policy that allowed cars with three or more passengers to cross for free.
Click on the photo at right to see changes in traffic since the toll was introduced. Read More
The final piece of the new Bay Bridge suspension bridge was installed Friday.
Click on the photo to the right to see more pictures of the final piece of the Bay Bridge span.
Local dignitaries attened the installation of the final piece of the self-anchored suspension bridge span. The span, which has a total length of 2,047 feet, is the longest span of its kind in the world, according to Caltrains. Read More
The Bay Bridge’s self-anchored suspension span, the world’s largest structure of its kind, will be officially completed on Friday. Read More
IMAGE OF THE WEEKReaching a milestone: Starting in January, crews will start installing the single-suspension cable on the span to anchor the new Bay Bridge to the 525-foot tower. (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner)SOMETHING TO READThe MiradorBy Élisabeth Gille ($14.95) Read More
Almost 22 years after the Loma Prieta earthquake exposed the frailties of the original Bay Bridge, and following a decade of delays and billions of dollars in cost overruns, the outline of the replacement span is finally taking shape.
Click on the photo at right for more images of the new eastern span of the bridge. Read More
A lawsuit filed Monday against The City over massive redevelopment plans for Treasure Island calls for the project’s voluminous environmental impact report to be redone. Opponents contend it doesn’t fully describe the scope of the project or its impact on Bay Bridge traffic. Read More
A man who had been standing on the ledge of the Bay Bridge for about two hours this afternoon was taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol at about 4:40 p.m., an officer said.
The man had been on the Bay Bridge just past the Treasure Island exit threatening to jump, as lanes were blocked by rescue crews and traffic backed up. Read More
Motorists crossing the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge en route to various Memorial Day events this weekend don't need to expect any additional delays.
Work on the eastbound Bay Bridge detour near the Toll Plaza was completed Sunday morning, a Caltrans spokesman said.
Work to realign the eastbound lanes began Sunday at 1 a.m. and was finished at 8:15 a.m. Read More
Motorists leaving the Bay Bridge for Oakland will have to deal with a slight detour, but the construction project is expected to speed up the long-awaited completion of the span’s rebuild.Starting on Memorial Day weekend, construction crews will begin work on building new traffic lanes on the span, a procedure that will require a different route for eastbound drivers exiting off the bridge. Read More
All lanes are open on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in San Francisco on Friday afternoon after a motorcycle crash left one lane closed just before the entrance to the Bay Bridge, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The CHP responded to the crash shortly before noon and all lanes were reopened by 1 p.m., CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said. Read More