Lanes on the Bay Bridge were shut down for more than two hours Thursday afternoon, causing a slowdown that snarled the commute for drivers leaving San Francisco.
A big rig dropped roughly 50 feet or more of sand on the Bridge at Treasure Island on Thursday afternoon around 2:15 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Anderson. Read More
Three of the lanes on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge are closed as a street sweeper attempts to clean sand spilled from a big-rig trailer.
A tracker trailer dropped roughly 50 feet or more of sand on the bridge at Treasure Island on Thursday afternoon around 2:15 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Anderson.
There were no injuries as a result of the sand on the roadway, Anderson said, but traffic is backed up into San Francisco. Read More
Since a new toll was implemented July 1, the number of carpoolers crossing the Bay Bridge continues to stay below previous levels, but commute times are improving and the regional agency in charge of the span is realizing greater revenues.On July 1, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which oversees operations on seven local bridges (all except the Golden Gate Bridge), implemented a $2.50 toll for carpoolers, whom previously passed for free on the spans. Read More
More than three years after the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill fouled the waters of the San Francisco Bay and beyond, local fishermen will receive a total of $6 million in damages through a class action lawsuit.The container ship spilled roughly 58,000 gallons of heavy bunker fuel into the bay on Nov. 7, 2007, after it struck a fender around one of the Bay Bridge’s towers and cut a 212-foot gash in the ship’s hull. Read More
Wind advisories have been in effect on most Bay Area bridges on and off for close to 24 hours, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The advisories were issued at 7 p.m. Tuesday and, despite being intermittently lifted on some bridges, were in effect as of about 5:30 p.m. today, CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said. Read More
A February trial date in San Francisco Superior Court was set Thursday for an Antioch man who caused an early morning Veteran’s Day traffic nightmare on the Bay Bridge by pulling over and calling in a bomb threat. Read More
Nick Starr, a San Francisco man who has garnered media attention for threatening suicide on his Twitter account in recent years did it again Sunday, warning that he planned to jump off the Bay Bridge. Read More
The headache thousands of commuters endured during last month’s standoff on the Bay Bridge did not end with the arrest of the suspect. Now, many drivers who were ordered to turn around at the toll plaza are being ticketed for doing so. Read More
The scarred pavements, chain-link fences and construction vehicles that accompanied a half-decade of construction on the Bay Bridge could soon be replaced by green grass, barking dogs and idling park patrons.
From 2003 to 2009, the sound of work crews was a constant in the South of Market area due to the $471 million undertaking to retrofit the western approach to the Bay Bridge.
To help compensate local residents for the inconvenience, $4 mill Read More
The bar pilot who was found to be responsible for a 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay has served his prison sentence, but his former colleagues continue to avoid the types of drug tests that could have prevented the disaster.
Veteran mariner John Cota is due to finish a 10-month federal prison sentence today, which he served for environmental misdemeanors after piloting the Cosco Busan container ship into a Bay Bridge tower Nov. 7, 2007. Read More