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Time Construction Good Economic News Highway Business
2017
09/17 Caltrans implodes marine foundation of Bay Bri...
03/28 Last of the old Bay Bridge east span comes down
Good Economic News
2017 2017
Good Economic News
Highway Business
2017 2017
Highway Business
2015
11/14 Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier
11/03 Bay Bridge pier implosion delayed until Nov. 14
05/08 San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend
01/10 Final barrier piece was put in place by crews
01/11 Bridge work on track for Monday reopening
Highway Business
2015 2015
Highway Business
2014
08/05 CHP probing whether Bay Bridge critics were ...
04/09 Bay Bridge lanes closed for emergency repair
02/10 Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span
Good Economic News
2014 2014
Good Economic News
10/19 Caltrans undo huge speed bump that slowed traf...
2013
09/18 Golden Gate Bridge barrier expected next year
09/03 New Bay Bridge span a big hit with commuters
09/02 New eastern span of Bay Bridge open
09/02 Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reopen...
09/01 Work moving quickly on new Bay Bridge span
08/29 Caltrans: Bay Bridge construction going 'very ...
08/28 Bay Bridge closed; transition to new span un...
08/15 New Bay Bridge span set to open on September...
07/08 Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed
05/13 Feds to probe repair work on bad Bay Bridge ro...
04/17 Caltrans ordered tests for Bay Bridge bolts in...
03/27 Cost of fixing faulty Bay Bridge bolts uncle...
02/21 Crane falls over on new eastern span of Bay Br...
09/02 Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reopen...
08/31 Construction work on Bay Bridge moving smoothly
08/30 Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday o...
08/30 Work on Bay Bridge remains on schedule
08/29 Caltrans: Bay Bridge construction going 'very ...
08/20 Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge
09/18 Golden Gate Bridge barrier expected next year
08/15 New Bay Bridge span set to open on September...
2012
08/31 Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
05/28 Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
02/19 Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather
09/03 Dumbarton Bridge reopens ahead of schedule
05/28 Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
02/19 Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather
09/03 Dumbarton Bridge reopens ahead of schedule
08/31 Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend
2011
12/19 Bay Bridge crews to begin stringing cables
10/28 New piece connects Bay Bridge span
02/19 New BART station opens
Good Economic News
2011 2011
Good Economic News
Highway Business
2011 2011
Highway Business
2009
12/07 Bridge To Stay Open During Beam Repairs
11/02 Repairs Complete: Bay Bridge Reopens
11/01 No Word Yet When Bay Bridge Will Open
10/30 Bridge Fix To Continue Into Weekend
09/08 Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed
12/07 Bridge To Stay Open During Beam Repairs
09/08 Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed
2007
09/03 Bridge Is Back In Business
08/31 Bridge Closes; Caltrans Begins Work
08/26 New Benicia - Martinez Bridge Open
05/28 Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday
09/03 Bridge Is Back In Business
08/26 New Benicia - Martinez Bridge Open
05/28 Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday
09/03 Bridge Is Back In Business
03/28 New Traffic Switch For Bay Bridge Drivers
2006
06/04 Eastban span had 10-hour closure
04/23 Crews Dismantling Old Carquinez Bridge
Good Economic News
2006 2006
Good Economic News
06/04 Eastban span had 10-hour closure
2005
05/04 Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
05/04 Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Highway Business
2005 2005
Highway Business
2004
05/27 Bridge bid comes in $1 billion over target
Good Economic News
2004 2004
Good Economic News
Highway Business
2004 2004
Highway Business
2003
11/08 Zampa Bridge opened by Gov. Davis
11/08 Zampa Bridge opened by Gov. Davis
11/08 Zampa Bridge opened by Gov. Davis

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Caltrans implodes marine foundation of Bay Bridge's old span Last of the old Bay Bridge east span comes down  The last chunk of the old eastern half, which over the years carried 3 billion motorists to San Francisco, got hauled off to the junkyard Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier   Caltrans has completed the implosion of a pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge at 7 a.m. Saturday Bay Bridge pier implosion delayed until Nov. 14 San Mateo Bridge closed for weekend  All lanes of the San Mateo Bridge have closed for the weekend until Monday 5 a.m. for resurfacing and repair work Bridge work on track for Monday reopening Final barrier piece was put in place by crews Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation


year 2017 Top ^

Sep.17   Eastern Span
Mar.28   Eastern Span


year 2016 Top ^

Oct.29  Eastern Span  Caltrans implosed another section of original Bay Bridge
Jul.12  San Mateo Bridge  Westbound lanes of San Mateo Bridge closed 5 nights for repairs
Feb.4  Eastern Span  Demolition of Bay Bridge's old eastern span reaches milestone


year 2015 Top ^

Nov.14   Eastern Span
Nov.3   Eastern Span
Oct.12  Eastern Span  Experts urge quick action to protect Bay Bridge cable
Sep.24  Eastern Span  Bay Bridge panel penalizes main contractor for construction woes
Jun.4  Eastern Span  Steel rods that anchor span flooded with saltwater
Jun.3  Menlo Park  Median barrier installed at intersection
May.21  Highway 680  Caltrans replacing deadly off-ramp
May.10  San Mateo Bridge  San Mateo Bridge on schedule for Monday reopening
May.8   San Mateo Bridge
Jan.11   Golden Gate Bridge
Jan.10   Golden Gate Bridge
Jan.9   Golden Gate Bridge
  The bridge shut down to private vehicles for 52 hours so workers can install a moveable median barrier designed to prevent head-on collisions


year 2014 Top ^

Oct.19   Bay Bridge
Aug.28  Eastern Span  Bay Bridge project's rainy-day money is nearly gone
Aug.5   Bay Bridge
Jun.4  Carquinez Bridge  Premature cracks found on Carquinez Bridge
May.16  Eastern Span  New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in earthquake
Apr.9   Western Span
Feb.25  Eastern Span  Caltrans encouraged by new tests of bridge rods
Feb.24  Bay Bridge  Bay Bridge designer warned Caltrans in 2010 of weld weakness
Feb.10   Eastern Span
Jan.24  Oakland  Hearing focuses on mistakes made on Bay Bridge
Jan.13  Eastern Span  Bay Bridge bolt problem keeps soaking up money


year 2013 Top ^

Dec.19  Eastern Span  Caltrans says Bay Bridge bolt problem fixed
Nov.12  Bay Bridge  Demolition of original Bay Bridge begins today
Sep.18   Golden Gate Bridge
Sep.11  Bay Bridge  Bike path flaws add millions to Bay Bridge bill
Sep.3   Bay Bridge
  Bay Bridge
Sep.2  Bay Bridge  Hundreds of Bay Bridge workers celebrate at bash
  Eastern Span
  Lt. Gov. Gavin News performed the ceremonial chain cutting at the newly refurbished toll plaza with help from SF Mayo and Oakland Mayor
 Many challenges faced during the project, technical issues like the broken bolts and political battles over the span's design that led to escalating cost
 Eastern Span  New Bay Bridge ready for on-time opening  Eastern Span  Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reopening Sep.1   Eastern Span Work moving quickly on new Bay Bridge span  Round-the-clock work to open the new eastern span is proceeding smoothly and transportation officials are putting the finishing touches on a... Aug.31  Bay Bridge  Construction work on Bay Bridge moving smoothly Aug.30  Eastern Span  Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening  Bay Bridge  Work on Bay Bridge remains on schedule Aug.29   Bay Bridge Caltrans: Bay Bridge construction going 'very well'  A Caltrans spokesman reports that overnight construction work has gone 'very well" and everything is 'definitely on schedule' Aug.28   Bay Bridge Bay Bridge closed; transition to new span underway
  The bridge is closed in both directions as crews begin the transitioning to the new eastern span; To remain closed through Labor Day weekend.    Last car crosses the 1936 version of Bay Bridge, endi...
Aug.25  Bay Bridge  Bay Bridge fasteners withstand tests, Caltrans says Aug.20  Eastern Span  Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge Aug.17  Bay Bridge  Crews prepare to take down old Bay Bridge span Aug.15   Bay Bridge New Bay Bridge span set to open on September 3  After decades of debate and years of construction, the newer and safer version of the Bay Bridge will finally become a reality in just a few... Aug.13  Bay Bridge  Labor Day Bay Bridge opening possible Aug.8  Bay Bridge  Crews begin fix for broken bolts on new Bay Bridge Jul.25  Bay Bridge  Bay Bridge work still on pace with Labor Day Jul.20  Western Span  Bay Bridge shock absorbers spring leak Jul.8   Eastern Span Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed  The problem-plagued new span will not be ready to open over Labor Day as scheduled - and possibly not until December - transportation officials... May.29  Bay Bridge  Bolt problem on bike path of new Bay Bridge May.23  Bay Bridge  Work to begin to replace bolts on new Bay Bridge May.13   Bay Bridge Feds to probe repair work on bad Bay Bridge rods Apr.17   Bay Bridge Caltrans ordered tests for Bay Bridge bolts in 2008  Caltrans documents show that the agency was worried about the now-broken bolts on the new Bay Bridge long before they actually failed Apr.10  Bay Bridge  Opening of new Bay Bridge span may be delayed Apr.2  Bay Bridge  Cost to fix Bay Bridge pegged at about $1 million Mar.27   Bay Bridge Cost of fixing faulty Bay Bridge bolts unclear   A construction defect that could prove to be a major safety setback, discovered in some large bolts that are supposed to help hold the bridge together  Eastern Span  Caltrans investigates broken steel rods on new Bay Bridge Mar.9  Bay Bridge  Crews pour final slab of new Bay Bridge Saturday Feb.21   Eastern Span Crane falls over on new eastern span of Bay Bridge   A crane fell over while working on the new eastern span in the first significant construction accident at the site of the new spa Jan.4  Bay Bridge  25,000 lights installed on Bay Bridge cables

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.27  Bay Bridge  Caltrans preparing new Bay Bridge ahead of storm Oct.21  San Mateo Bridge  Second weekend closure not needed for San Mateo Bridge Sep.3   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge reopens ahead of schedule
Sep.2  Dumbarton Bridge  Dumbarton repairs making good progress Aug.31   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge closed Labor Day weekend   It will close Friday night and is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. Caltrans will be replacing the Dumbarton Bridge's eastern seismic... Aug.16  Bay Bridge  Heavy lifting begins on Bay Bridge May.28   Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.  Seismic work on the closed span of the Dumbarton Bridge is almost complete and the bridge is on track to reopen two hours early Feb.19   Bay Bridge Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather   Work crews finished paving and re-aligning the westbound lanes Sunday evening and began opening access to the bridge at around 7 p Feb.18  Bay Bridge  Bay Bridge construction running on schedule Feb.17  Bay Bridge  Final countdown underway for Bridge closure

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.19   Bay Bridge Bay Bridge crews to begin stringing cables
Nov.12  Bay Bridge  Bridge marks 75 years Oct.28   Bay Bridge New piece connects Bay Bridge span Sep.5  Golden Gate Bridge  Bridge cables get new paint job Jul.10  Bay Bridge  China machine maker wraps up on bridge Mar.1  Bay Bridge  Suspension tower's 4th piece of 5 rising Feb.19   Dublin New BART station opens Map of BART station Dublin  There is a lot of excitement in West Dublin and Pleasanton for commuters, who've been suffering along the I-580 and I-680 corridor

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.14  San Mateo Bridge  Bridge repairs taking longer than expected Mar.11  Eastern Span  Bridge Project Delays Push Back Opening Feb.13  Golden Gate Bridge  Plans Advance For Bridge Suicide Nets

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.22  Bay Bridge  Caltrans Completes Bridge Repair Dec.7   Bay Bridge Bridge To Stay Open During Beam Repairs
Nov.2   Bay Bridge Repairs Complete: Bay Bridge Reopens Nov.1   Bay Bridge No Word Yet When Bay Bridge Will Open Oct.30   Bay Bridge Bridge Fix To Continue Into Weekend Oct.28  Bay Bridge  No Estimate When Bay Bridge Will Open Sep.8   Bay Bridge Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed Sep.7  Bay Bridge  Bridge Reopening Remains In Limbo Sep.5   Eastern Span Crack Found May Delay Bridge Opening Mar.12  Bay Bridge  Massive Crane Arrives For Construction Feb.9  South of Market  Bridge Off-Ramp Reopening After 3 Years

year 2008 Top ^

Apr.11  Highway 80  Schwarzenegger opens bridge approach

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.3   Bay Bridge Bridge Is Back In Business
Sep.2  Bay Bridge  Bridge Repairs Progressing Smoothly Aug.31   Bay Bridge Bridge Closes; Caltrans Begins Work  Caltrans began closing all onramps at 8 p.m. The crews have started the seismic retrofit operation that prompted the closure Aug.26   Benicia New Benicia - Martinez Bridge Open  Motorists can pay their tolls without taking their feet off the gas. The $1.2 billion 1.6-mile long span features the region's first FasTrak lanes Aug.9  Bay Area Bridges  49 'High-Priority' Bridges In Bay Area May.28   Golden Gate Bridge Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday Mar.28   South of Market New Traffic Switch For Bay Bridge Drivers

year 2006 Top ^

Jun.4  Bay Bridge  Complete Bridge Work Ahead of Schedule   Bay Bridge Eastban span had 10-hour closure
Apr.23   Carquinez Bridge Crews Dismantling Old Carquinez Bridge Apr.20  Bay Bridge  Contractor Named For Suspension Project Apr.18  Bay Bridge  $1.43 Billion Deal Should Complete Work Mar.22  Bay Bridge  Two Bids For Suspension Span

year 2005 Top ^

May.4   Eastern Span Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Apr.21  Bay Bridge  Sections Of Bay Bridge To Be Cut Out Apr.15  Bay Bridge  No Faulty Welds Found In First Inspection Apr.7  Bay Bridge  State: No Shoddy Work Claims on Bridge Mar.15  SF Downtown  MUNI Rerouted For Bridge Construction

year 2004 Top ^

May.27   Bay Bridge Bridge bid comes in $1 billion over target


year 2003 Top ^

Nov.8   Vallejo Zampa Bridge opened by Gov. Davis  Fireworks greet nation's first major suspension bridge in 30 years, a 3,400-foot span across the Carquinez Straits Oct.22  Bay Bridge  Bridge Work Won't Finish Until 2009

year 2002 Top ^

Jan.29  Eastern Span  Eastern span works begin
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May. 27, 1937   Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge opened
Map of Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco
  A suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco to Marin County
Nov. 12, 1936   Bay Bridge San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened Map of San Francisco%96Oakland Bay Bridge San Francisco
  A complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay The direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 240,000 vehicles a day