The towering centerpiece of the Bay Bridge’s self-anchored suspension span will grow ever higher starting Friday. Read More
Two F-18 fighter jets will fly over the San Francisco Bay on Thursday afternoon to perform a practice military maneuver, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The jets will soar over the Bay Area at about 2:30 to 3 p.m. Pilots have planned their route between the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, weather permitting. Read More
Crews have removed a jackknifed big rig from Interstate Highway 80 in San Francisco this morning, where it blocked three eastbound lanes for nearly four hours, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Read More
The Bay Bridge’s eastern span is rising to new heights — albeit slowly — as the fourth piece of the iconic tower is installed this week.
The latest section will make the tower 480 feet high. It will take five days for the piece to be put in place, according to Caltrans, the state agency that oversees the bridge.
Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney said crews will work around the clock through Friday to put the piece in place. Read More
An Antioch man pleaded guilty Friday to felony charges of child endangerment and making a false bomb threat last November, when he was involved in a police standoff on the Bay Bridge, the San Francisco District Attorney's office said today. The charges for Craig Carlos-Valentino, 52, stem from his actions on Veteran's Day, when he pulled his car over on the bridge's upper deck and called a local radio station explaining that he had two pipe bombs and a gun. Read More
The fourth segment of the self-anchored suspension tower was added to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Monday.Click on the photo to the right to see a slideshow of the tower addition.Crews lifted the newest section onto the bridge in an around-the-clock operation, according to the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee.The segment boosts the tower up to 480 feet, leaving the structure just 45 feet under its final 525-foot height, the committee said. Read More
Slowly (and we do mean slowly), the new Bay Bridge is starting to take shape, and on Monday, the rebuilt span will be one step closer to completion. Read More
A motorcycle that crashed on the Bay Bridge Thursday afternoon and blocked traffic for about an hour has been cleared from eastbound lanes, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The crash was reported at around 3:45 p.m. and blocked two eastbound middle lanes, CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries, Bartlett said. Read More
A motorcycle crash is blocking two lanes of eastbound traffic on the Bay Bridge Thursday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.The crash was reported at around 3:45 p.m., CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries and two middle lanes are blocked as the crash is cleared.A Sig-alert was issued at 4:20 p.m., and Bartlett said the CHP estimates that the lanes could reopen by 4:45 p.m. Read More
Starting in May, motorists will face detours on the Bay Bridge that will allow construction of the new eastern span to wrap up four to six months ahead of schedule, a Caltrans spokesman said Thursday. The detours are necessary because the bridge's current westbound lanes are directly in the path of the new eastern span, spokesman Bart Ney told reporters at a briefing near the bridge Thursday morning. Read More