Bay Bridge

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.

Bay Bridge construction raises major questions

Troubling new questions have been raised about the construction of the new…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.
MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.

Report: Caltrans allowed bad welds in Bay Bridge

A California Senate report released Wednesday on the construction of the new…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.
Evan Ducharme/special to The S.f. ExaminerCrews began dismantling the upper deck of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Tuesday. The first phase of demolition is expected to take six weeks; the entire tear-down is expected to be complete by 2016.

Demolition underway on Bay Bridge old span

The Bay Bridge first opened to traffic Nov. 12, 1936. Exactly 77…

Evan Ducharme/special to The S.f. ExaminerCrews began dismantling the upper deck of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Tuesday. The first phase of demolition is expected to take six weeks; the entire tear-down is expected to be complete by 2016.
Mike Koozmin/s.f. Examiner file photoDemolition of the Bay Bridge’s old span is expected to take three years.

Demolition kicks off on Bay Bridge old span with upper roadway

The demolition of the Bay Bridge’s old eastern span — postponed last…

Mike Koozmin/s.f. Examiner file photoDemolition of the Bay Bridge’s old span is expected to take three years.
MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.

Demolition to begin on Bay Bridge old span

Since the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge opened Labor Day…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.
COURTESY RENDERINGThe winning Bay Bridge House design will probably not be built

Design concept chosen for Bay Bridge house project

The visionary trying to build a house from remnants of the Bay…

COURTESY RENDERINGThe winning Bay Bridge House design will probably not be built
Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner file photoA pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the western span of the Bay Bridge on Sunday morning

Passenger injured after exiting car on Bay Bridge

A man who exited a vehicle traveling at highway speed on the…

Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner file photoA pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the western span of the Bay Bridge on Sunday morning
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA broken section of rail that led to major BART delays could be from a batch of bad rail

Tuesday's commute marred by car wrecks, slow rollout of BART service

BART service is slowly getting back to normal but many commuters still…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA broken section of rail that led to major BART delays could be from a batch of bad rail
George Rose/Getty ImagesThe western span of the Bay Bridge features an art installation entitled 'Bridge of Light' created by Leo Villareal on September 20

Bay Lights are going to shine all night

The Bay Lights will glimmer from dusk until dawn starting next month.…

George Rose/Getty ImagesThe western span of the Bay Bridge features an art installation entitled 'Bridge of Light' created by Leo Villareal on September 20
MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.

Ceremony on old Bay Bridge to honor accident victims

Those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents on the old…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoDavid Grieshaber

Contest to design home out of Bay Bridge pieces launched

A Brisbane man hoping to build self-sustaining structures out of scraps from…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoDavid Grieshaber
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Smooth sailing so far on Bay Bridge's new bike and pedestrian path

The going has been good for the Bay Bridge's almost two-week-old bicycle…

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Bay Bridge span to be named for Willie Brown

The state Legislature on Thursday approved naming the iconic western span of…

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Future of old Bay Bridge span remains up in the air

Opening the new Bay Bridge was a race against the next major…

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Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoConcrete change: Recycled materials helped the Bay Bridge’s new span cut out 60 million pounds of carbon dioxide.

New eastern Bay Bridge used green concrete to lessen environmental impact

Among the high praise the Bay Bridge's new eastern span has received…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoConcrete change: Recycled materials helped the Bay Bridge’s new span cut out 60 million pounds of carbon dioxide.
EVAN DUCHARME/S.F. Examiner File PhotoBay Area Bike Share's proposed expansion to more than 7

24/7 service wore out BART cars

The Bay Area survived the five-day Bay Bridge closure, and now its…

EVAN DUCHARME/S.F. Examiner File PhotoBay Area Bike Share's proposed expansion to more than 7
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Video shows new Bay Bridge construction in time lapse

Those who lost track of the prolonged construction of the Bay Bridge’s…

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Spirit of victory prevails at opening of new Bay Bridge

Finally Monday, the Bay Area got its bridge. The $6.4 billion eastern…

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Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.

Bay Area man envisions environmentally conscious home built from old Bay Bridge scraps

David Grieshaber drove across the idea last year. As he crossed the…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerStudents attend a Hack Reactor session in downtown San Francisco on a recent afternoon. The coding school accepts one student for every 30 applicants.
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Demolition of Bay Bridge's old eastern span to be as involved as original construction

The Bay Bridge's original east span was so state-of-the-art 80 years ago…

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