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Bay Bridge Closure: How To Get From Here To There

August 28, 2013 | 1:30 pm

Bay Bridge Closure: How To Get From Here To There

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By Dan Brekke, Jon Brooks, Katharine Fong and Lisa Pickoff-White Need to get to work from the East Bay to San Francisco on Thursday? Heading from the city to Berkeley for a Labor Day barbecue? The Bay Bridge may be closing down for five days, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your plans […]

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Once a Mighty Bay Bridge Span, Soon Just a Nifty T-Shirt

August 28, 2013 | 10:58 am

Once a Mighty Bay Bridge Span, Soon Just a Nifty T-Shirt

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Are you ready, Bay Area? Ye Olde East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is about to be retired. “Rest in pieces!” said KPIX reporter Elizabeth Cook in a recent report. Whatever you think of the new span — its design, how much it cost to build, the contentious politics that delayed construction — […]

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News Pix: A Stunning Lightning Display, the New Eastern Span, Truckers Block Port Entrance

August 23, 2013 | 12:19 pm

News Pix: A Stunning Lightning Display, the New Eastern Span, Truckers Block Port Entrance

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Lightning was spotted across the Bay Area on Aug. 19 in an unusual summer thunderstorm. Above, a view of lightning strikes beyond San Bruno Mountain from Potrero Hill in San Francisco. (Steve Byrne/Steve Byrne Photography)   The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as seen on Aug. 20. The eastbound deck (center) is exposed, […]

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Bay Bridge Critic Not Worried About Bonus Payments

August 21, 2013 | 6:00 am

Bay Bridge Critic Not Worried About Bonus Payments

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A Bay Area lawmaker says a controversial $20 million incentive package is just one symptom of a larger problem when it comes to the delay-plagued Bay Bridge construction project. Democrat Mark DeSaulnier chairs the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. He’s been a major critic of the decades-long odyssey to build a new eastern Bay Bridge span. ”By […]

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New East Span of Bay Bridge To Open Day After Labor Day

August 15, 2013 | 12:33 pm

New East Span of Bay Bridge To Open Day After Labor Day

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It’s official: The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open on Tuesday, Sept. 3 – the day after the Labor Day holiday. The Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee unanimously approved the decision to open the new span, after earlier approving a temporary retrofit for a broken-bolt problem. Now the pressure is on to finish the […]

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Decision on Bay Bridge Opening Date Could Come This Week

August 13, 2013 | 9:50 am

Decision on Bay Bridge Opening Date Could Come This Week

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Update:  Although the Federal Highway Administration has approved the temporary fix that engineers have proposed for the troubled Bay Bridge eastern span, Randy Rentschler of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said a number of issues may still prevent the bridge from opening on Labor Day, as originally planned. “There’s a whole host of construction work that […]

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Bay Bridge Traffic Snarl After Suspicious Device Found at Treasure Island

July 26, 2013 | 3:40 pm

Bay Bridge Traffic Snarl After Suspicious Device Found at Treasure Island

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Update 3:50 p.m. The suspicious device found on the Treasure Island off-ramp of the Bay Bridge this afternoon has been moved, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesman. The device was found on one of the railings of the off-ramp, CHP Officer Mike Ferguson said. The exact nature of the device or object remains unclear, and Ferguson […]

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Oakland Museum Show Captures the Glory and Danger of Building the Bay’s Bridges

July 22, 2013 | 12:40 pm

Oakland Museum Show Captures the Glory and Danger of Building the Bay’s Bridges

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As Caltrans continues to work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Museum of California is looking back at the beginning of both bridges that span the Bay, as well as the men who helped build them. The exhibit features black-and-white images from photographer Peter Stackpole of the building of the […]

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News Pix: Zimmerman Acquittal Protests, Napolitano Appointed Head of UC and Beach Pianos

July 19, 2013 | 1:50 pm

News Pix: Zimmerman Acquittal Protests, Napolitano Appointed Head of UC and Beach Pianos

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A woman dances in the street in front of a trash can fire set by protesters at 18th Street and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland on Saturday, July 13. Some protesters turned violent in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial. (Anna Vignet / San Francisco Public Press) About 150 people […]

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Bay Bridge Opening Delayed Until at Least December

July 8, 2013 | 11:11 am

Bay Bridge Opening Delayed Until at Least December

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The Bay Bridge’s troubled eastern span won’t open until December at the earliest. The Bay Area Toll Authority’s executive director, Steve Heminger, said the authority is abandoning its goal of opening the new bridge by Labor Day. He said it will take several more months to install a steel saddle that will secure the span […]

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