Bay Bridge

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAlthough a fix for the Bay Bridge's faulty bolts is finalized

Fix for faulty bolts finalized, but new Bay Bridge opening date still uncertain

Transportation officials are scheduled to announce Wednesday a fix for broken bolts…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAlthough a fix for the Bay Bridge's faulty bolts is finalized
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoDozens of cracked steel rods were found on a section of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span

Bay Bridge bolt fix narrowed to two options—more answers coming in two weeks

Transportation officials said Wednesday that it is still too early to determine…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoDozens of cracked steel rods were found on a section of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span
S.F. Examiner File PhotoCracks

Questions about repairs could delay opening of Bay Bridge

With a solution for repairing several dozen broken stabilizing rods potentially still…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoCracks
Associated PressTanker pilot Guy Kleess crashed into the Bay Bridge in January

Ship pilot in Bay Bridge hit facing license loss

SAN FRANCISCO — A state panel is recommending that the pilot of an…

Associated PressTanker pilot Guy Kleess crashed into the Bay Bridge in January
Noah Berger/REUTERS file photosBar pilot Guy Kleess might face disciplinary action after striking the Bay Bridge with the 752-foot Overseas Reymar on Jan. 7.

Disciplinary decision expected for ship pilot in Bay Bridge collision

The agency that oversees bar pilots — who are specially trained to…

Noah Berger/REUTERS file photosBar pilot Guy Kleess might face disciplinary action after striking the Bay Bridge with the 752-foot Overseas Reymar on Jan. 7.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDozens of Ohio-sourced steel rods in the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge have cracked.

Bad Bay Bridge steel rods originated in Ohio

Last year, Bay Area motorists could glance up at huge billboards complaining,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDozens of Ohio-sourced steel rods in the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge have cracked.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerBay Bridge officials acknowledge poor oversight is responsible for the discovery of dozens of defective bolts.

Bay Bridge bolt problem arose from quality control lapses, officials say

Bay Bridge officials conceded Wednesday that a lack of quality control led…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerBay Bridge officials acknowledge poor oversight is responsible for the discovery of dozens of defective bolts.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoWalkers will be invited to cross the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge at Labor Day festivities.

Labor Day weekend Bay Bridge walk to be free to attendees

Pedestrians planning to cross the Bay Bridge for the opening celebration of…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoWalkers will be invited to cross the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge at Labor Day festivities.
Courtesy Lucas SaugenA ceremony was held Tuesday night despite the rain to welcome the two-year 'Bay Lights' exhibit by Leo Villareal to the Bay Bridge.

Leo Villareal's 'Bay Lights' set to sparkle Bay Bridge for next few years

About 25,000 LED lights were turned on tonight as part of an…

Courtesy Lucas SaugenA ceremony was held Tuesday night despite the rain to welcome the two-year 'Bay Lights' exhibit by Leo Villareal to the Bay Bridge.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoA $5 fee for walkers during opening ceremonies for a new Bay Bridge span could help offset event costs.

Pedestrians could pay fees to participate in Bay Bridge opening day walk

The party is set for the long-awaited opening of the rebuilt Bay…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoA $5 fee for walkers during opening ceremonies for a new Bay Bridge span could help offset event costs.
AP File PhotoFog was severely limiting visibility when the Overseas Reymar struck the Bay Bridge in January.

New rules recommended for sailing under Bay Bridge after January incident

A maritime safety group could adopt new guidelines Thursday that would limit…

AP File PhotoFog was severely limiting visibility when the Overseas Reymar struck the Bay Bridge in January.
Courtesy PhotoLeo Villareal

'Maestro of Light' Leo Villareal brings brilliant blaze to Bay Bridge

Two years after its 75th anniversary, the Bay Bridge is about to…

Courtesy PhotoLeo Villareal
AP File PhotoCaltrans plans to begin repairing the fender that was damaged on the Bay Bridge when an empty oil tanker piloted by bar pilot Guy Kleess hit the section on Jan. 7.

Repairs to start on Bay Bridge after empty oil tanker hit

Caltrans said it plans to begin making repairs today to the Bay…

AP File PhotoCaltrans plans to begin repairing the fender that was damaged on the Bay Bridge when an empty oil tanker piloted by bar pilot Guy Kleess hit the section on Jan. 7.
Noah Berger/REUTERS file photosGuy Kleess was guiding the 750-foot-long tanker Overseas Reymar on Jan. 7 when it struck a tower support on the Bay Bridge. The empty vessel did not spill any oil. See a breakdown of pilot incidents below the article.

Pilot who hit Bay Bridge has most incidents from 2009-11

The bar pilot in control of the tanker that struck the Bay…

Noah Berger/REUTERS file photosGuy Kleess was guiding the 750-foot-long tanker Overseas Reymar on Jan. 7 when it struck a tower support on the Bay Bridge. The empty vessel did not spill any oil. See a breakdown of pilot incidents below the article.
Reuters File PhotoFog was severely limiting visibility when the Overseas Reymar struck the Bay Bridge last week.

San Francisco Bay sailing rules could change in wake of latest Bay Bridge crash

Large ships sailing under the Bay Bridge when there’s heavy fog might…

Reuters File PhotoFog was severely limiting visibility when the Overseas Reymar struck the Bay Bridge last week.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehland/APThe owners of the Overseas Reymar may have to pay after the ship hit the Bay Bridge on Monday.

Lawyer for Guy Kleess who struck Bay Bridge says rush to judgment is premature

An attorney for the bar pilot in charge of the tanker that…

Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehland/APThe owners of the Overseas Reymar may have to pay after the ship hit the Bay Bridge on Monday.
U.S. Coast Guard

Pilot who crashed into Bay Bridge has been involved in three other accidents on Bay

As federal officials began investigating Monday’s crash of an empty tanker into…

U.S. Coast Guard
Ben Margot/APThe oil tanker Overseas Raymar struck a tower on the west span of the Bay Bridge on Monday.

No spill reported after empty oil tanker strikes Bay Bridge

A tanker ship struck the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Monday, but there…

Ben Margot/APThe oil tanker Overseas Raymar struck a tower on the west span of the Bay Bridge on Monday.
Getty Images File PhotoWords Pictures Ideas LLC was contracted by Caltrans to make a documentary film and book about the construction of the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Report says $10 million Bay Bridge deal included documentary, book

State officials overseeing construction of the new Bay Bridge had agreed to…

Getty Images File PhotoWords Pictures Ideas LLC was contracted by Caltrans to make a documentary film and book about the construction of the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Getty Images File PhotoHome stretch: Construction of the new span of the Bay Bridge is on track to be completed by Labor Day 2013.

New Bay Bridge span overcomes final major engineering hurdle

Work on the new span of the Bay Bridge has passed its…

Getty Images File PhotoHome stretch: Construction of the new span of the Bay Bridge is on track to be completed by Labor Day 2013.