City Recalls 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake 25 Years Later

City Recalls 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago today San Francisco had a similar atmosphere in the air as the San Francisco Giants prepared to play in the World Series,…

CHP Stops Man Threatening to Jump from Bay Bridge Following Crash

CHP Stops Man Threatening to Jump from Bay Bridge Following Crash

A man involved in a crash on the Bay Bridge Wednesday morning threatened to jump off the bridge immediately after the crash, according to the…

Intoxicated Paddleboater Rescued Near Bay Bridge

Intoxicated Paddleboater Rescued Near Bay Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an intoxicated person in a two-person paddleboat adrift in the San Francisco Bay near the Bay Bridge this afternoon. At…

Engineers Deem Most Rods in New Bay Bridge Safe

Engineers Deem Most Rods in New Bay Bridge Safe

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Chairman Steve Heminger said today that test results showing that most steel rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge…

Man Injured in Bay Bridge Motorcycle Crash

Man Injured in Bay Bridge Motorcycle Crash

A motorcyclist was injured Friday following a crash on the Bay Bridge, California Highway Patrol officials said. The motorcyclist, identified as Roger Collier, 48, of…

Driver Placed on Psychiatric Hold After Bay Bridge Toll Plaza Truck Blaze

Driver Placed on Psychiatric Hold After Bay Bridge Toll Plaza Truck Blaze

A Sacramento man whose pickup truck caught fire this morning near the toll plaza on the Bay Bridge was placed in the hospital on an…

Donations Flood In To Campaign To Keep Bay Lights Shining Through 2026

Donations Flood In To Campaign To Keep Bay Lights Shining Through 2026

An online fundraising campaign kicked off today to help keep the nightly Bay Lights art installation on the western span of the Bay Bridge shining…

Bay Bridge Officials: Misaligned Anchor Rods “not an urgent issue,” Repair Will Cost Millions

Bay Bridge Officials: Misaligned Anchor Rods “not an urgent issue,” Repair Will Cost Millions

Some of the anchor rods that hold in place strands of the main cable of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span are skewed off-center and…

Bay Bridge Traffic Snarled Wednesday Night For Emergency Pothole Repairs

All eastbound lanes on Interstate Highway 80 are now open on the Bay Bridge this evening following emergency pothole repairs, according to the California Highway…

Bay Bridge Demolition Work Behind Schedule, Caltrans Paying $12.67 Million For More Workers

Bay Bridge Demolition Work Behind Schedule, Caltrans Paying $12.67 Million For More Workers

Caltrans officials said today that work will begin soon on a key part of the demolition of the 77-year-old original east span of the Bay…

Bay Bridge Bike Path To Close For About A Week

Bay Bridge Bike Path To Close For About A Week

The bicycle and pedestrian path along the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be closed temporarily on the evening of March 23, Caltrans…

Three Car Crash Snarls Eastbound Bay Bridge Traffic

Eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge have reopened after they were blocked by a collision this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The three-vehicle…

Big Bash Thursday Night To Celebrate One Year Of Bay Bridge Light Show, New Push To Keep It Going To 2026

Big Bash Thursday Night To Celebrate One Year Of Bay Bridge Light Show, New Push To Keep It Going To 2026

One year after the “Bay Lights” art installation first lit up the western span of the Bay Bridge, a celebration will be held Thursday night…

Box Truck Driver Nabbed After Pursuit Across The Bay Bridge

Box Truck Driver Nabbed After Pursuit Across The Bay Bridge

The driver of a box truck was taken into custody on U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco this morning after a low-speed pursuit across the…

“This is not an issue”: Caltrans Says “Non-Standard Weld Connections” On New Bay Bridge Span Are Earthquake-Safe

“This is not an issue”: Caltrans Says “Non-Standard Weld Connections” On New Bay Bridge Span Are Earthquake-Safe

A Caltrans spokesman said today that non-standard weld connections that were used to hold road deck sections together on the new eastern span of the…

Former Mayor “Delighted” That Western Span Of Bay Bridge Is Now The “Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge”

Former Mayor “Delighted” That Western Span Of Bay Bridge Is Now The “Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge”

Former San Francisco Mayor and state Assembly Speaker Willie Brown is now the namesake of the western span of the Bay Bridge following a ceremony…

Western Span Of Bay Bridge To Be Named After Willie Brown Tuesday, “I’m excited about it,” Says Mayor Lee

Western Span Of Bay Bridge To Be Named After Willie Brown Tuesday, “I’m excited about it,” Says Mayor Lee

The Bay Bridge’s western span is being officially renamed Tuesday after former San Francisco Mayor and state Assembly Speaker Willie Brown in a ceremony on…

Caltrans Officials Say They Can’t Figure Out Why The Bay Bridge Is Leaking

Caltrans Officials Say They Can’t Figure Out Why The Bay Bridge Is Leaking

Caltrans officials said today that they’re concerned about leaks on a short section of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge but they’re hopeful…

Car Catches Fire On Bay Bridge

A vehicle fire on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 at the Treasure Island off ramp on the Bay Bridge today triggered a brief Sig-alert for two…

Caltrans: Bay Bridge’s Bad Bolts Are All Better Now (At Twice The Price)

Caltrans: Bay Bridge’s Bad Bolts Are All Better Now (At Twice The Price)

Workers have finished a permanent fix for problem bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokesman said today. Spokesman Andrew…

Bay Bridge Crash Cleared, Lanes Reopen

10:13 AM: An injury crash blocked multiple lanes on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge for about 40 minutes this morning, according to the…

Parents Of Man Killed By Drunk Driver Unveil Trailer Containing The Car Their Son Died In

Parents Of Man Killed By Drunk Driver Unveil Trailer Containing The Car Their Son Died In

The parents of a drunk driving victim killed five years ago unveiled a trailer with the vehicle their son was in to remind people the…

Crews Start To Demolish Old Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge

Crews Start To Demolish Old Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge

After standing for nearly eight decades, the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge is slowly coming down starting today as crews begin demolition work…

Original Bay Bridge Troll To Come Out Of Hiding

Original Bay Bridge Troll To Come Out Of Hiding

A mysterious figure that has added intrigue and bit of magic to the Bay Bridge for more than two decades will have his time in…

Pedestrian Struck And Injured On Bay Bridge

Pedestrian Struck And Injured On Bay Bridge

A pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle on the Bay Bridge this morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The collision was reported…

New Hours For Bay Bridge Bike And Pedestrian Path

New Hours For Bay Bridge Bike And Pedestrian Path

Starting Friday the Bay Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path on the eastern span of the bridge will have set hours, a bridge spokesman said. The…

Planting Of $15,000 Palm Trees Begins On New Span Of Bay Bridge

Planting Of $15,000 Palm Trees Begins On New Span Of Bay Bridge

Palm trees are arriving on the approach to the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span this week. The first four trees were planted Wednesday and four…

Packed Roads, Buses, And Ferries For Day Four Of BART Strike

Packed Roads, Buses, And Ferries For Day Four Of BART Strike

With a new workweek getting under way and no end to the BART strike in sight, Bay Area commuters set their alarms early again and…

Ceremony To Honor Those Killed On Old Bay Bridge Planned For Next Month

Ceremony To Honor Those Killed On Old Bay Bridge Planned For Next Month

Those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents on the eastern span of the old Bay Bridge will have a chance to say goodbye…

Yerba Buena Island Fire Snarls Bay Bridge Traffic

11 PM: All eastbound lanes have reopened on the Bay Bridge but the westbound Treasure Island offramp remains closed following a vegetation fire on Yerba…

Vehicle Fire Slows Bay Bridge Traffic

All lanes of eastbound Interstate Highway 80 on the Bay Bridge have reopened following a vehicle fire this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol….

One Hospitalized After Five Car Pileup Near Bay Bridge

11:07 AM: A Sig-alert for a five-car accident blocking two lanes on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in San Francisco this morning has been canceled, according…

Stalled AC Transit Bus Causes Bay Bridge Backup

8:17 AM: A Sig-alert issued this morning on the Bay Bridge due to a stalled transit bus has been canceled, a California Highway Patrol officer…

Why Send Bay Bridge Scraps To China? Contest Planned To Find Use For Them Here

Why Send Bay Bridge Scraps To China? Contest Planned To Find Use For Them Here

A Brisbane man hoping to build self-sustaining structures out of scraps from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge says he plans to hold…

“Swell Of Opposition” Cited By Lawsuit Seeking To Block Plan To Name Bay Bridge Span After  Willie Brown

“Swell Of Opposition” Cited By Lawsuit Seeking To Block Plan To Name Bay Bridge Span After Willie Brown

The state Legislature’s renaming today of the western span of the Bay Bridge after former state Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has…

Sorry, Emperor Norton: Legislators OK Plan To Name Western Span Of Bay Bridge After Willie Brown

Sorry, Emperor Norton: Legislators OK Plan To Name Western Span Of Bay Bridge After Willie Brown

State legislators today approved naming the western span of the Bay Bridge after former state Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. The state…

Official Blames Painfully Slow Bay Bridge Commute On Gawkers, Says It’ll Improve Soon

Official Blames Painfully Slow Bay Bridge Commute On Gawkers, Says It’ll Improve Soon

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said today that traffic on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge continues to be slow but…

Transportation Officials Remain Mum On Location Of New Bay Bridge Troll

Transportation Officials Remain Mum On Location Of New Bay Bridge Troll

Bay Area transportation officials today briefly discussed the existence of a good-luck troll on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge but were reluctant…

MTC Mulls “Mystery” Of Slower Commute Times On New Bay Bridge

MTC Mulls “Mystery” Of Slower Commute Times On New Bay Bridge

Commuting on the Bay Bridge has been notably sluggish since the new eastern span opened late Monday night, but the slowdown may only be temporary,…

Cyclists And Walkers Celebrate As Bay Bridge’s Bike And Pedestrian Path Opens

Cyclists And Walkers Celebrate As Bay Bridge’s Bike And Pedestrian Path Opens

4:34 PM: For the first time, the Bay Bridge is now accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists. Hours after Bay Area drivers were first allowed to…