Northbound 280 Closure in Place Until Early Monday

Northbound 280 Closure in Place Until Early Monday

Tonight is start of a planned five-day closure on a stretch of northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco for a construction project. The highway…

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 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…

“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…

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…

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…

Icy Bay Area Roads Result In Crashes, Slow Traffic

Icy roadways in parts of the Bay Area this morning resulted in some crashes and traffic slowdowns but no reports of injuries, according to the…

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,…

Three Year, $240 Million Process To Dismantle Old Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge Requires “Very Careful Thought”

Three Year, $240 Million Process To Dismantle Old Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge Requires “Very Careful Thought”

How do you dismantle an 80-year-old bridge? In the case of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge, which opened in November 1936 and…

Bay Bridge To Close At 8 PM Wednesday, Commuters Urged To “Do A Little Research”

Bay Bridge To Close At 8 PM Wednesday, Commuters Urged To “Do A Little Research”

Bay Area transit agencies said today that they will beef up service while the Bay Bridge is closed over Labor Day weekend but also said…

Engineer Proposes Quick Fix For Bay Bridge, Could Allow New Span To Open On Labor Day

Engineer Proposes Quick Fix For Bay Bridge, Could Allow New Span To Open On Labor Day

A bridge engineering expert told a Bay Area transportation panel today that a short-term fix could allow the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge…

Bad Bolts: New Bay Bridge Won’t Open As Scheduled, Current Bay Bridge Needs To Be Closed For Four Day Span

Bad Bolts: New Bay Bridge Won’t Open As Scheduled, Current Bay Bridge Needs To Be Closed For Four Day Span

5:46 PM: The opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was delayed again today, nearly 24 years after a 50-foot, 250-ton section…

Bad Bolts: Announcement On When Bay Bridge Might Open Delayed Until July 10

Bad Bolts: Announcement On When Bay Bridge Might Open Delayed Until July 10

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said today that it will be another six weeks before it’s determined whether the new eastern span of…

Senators Grill Caltrans Over Bad Bay Bridge Bolts

Senators Grill Caltrans Over Bad Bay Bridge Bolts

Members of the state Senate transportation committee asked tough questions today of Caltrans and Metropolitan Transportation Committee officials about faulty anchor bolts on the new…

Bad Bay Bridge Bolts: Fix Could Cost $10 Million, No Timeline For Completion

Bad Bay Bridge Bolts: Fix Could Cost $10 Million, No Timeline For Completion

Transportation officials overseeing construction of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span said today they have developed a solution to a problem involving faulty anchor bolts…

Fiery Ferrari Crash Kills Two

Two people were killed this morning on state Highway 1 in Sonoma County when a red Ferrari crashed into a tree and burst into flames,…

Bad Bay Bridge Bolts: More Thorough Inspection Job Promised After “Very High” Failure Rate

Bad Bay Bridge Bolts: More Thorough Inspection Job Promised After “Very High” Failure Rate

A Caltrans official said today that he’s confident a solution will be found soon to cope with the recent discovery of problems with 32 large…

Faulty Bolts Discovered On New Bay Bridge, May Take Up To $5 Million To Fix

Faulty Bolts Discovered On New Bay Bridge, May Take Up To $5 Million To Fix

Thirty-two large bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge have been discovered to be faulty, a Metropolitan Transportation Commission spokesman said this…