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Caltrans implodes marine foundation of Bay Bridge's old span  Caltrans imploded yet another marine foundation of the bridge's old eastern span around 10 a.m., leaving the upper deck of the bridge empty Officer-involved shooting closes eastbound Bay Bridge 5 hours  A Cadillac came barreling down the shoulder heading straight for CHP investigators at the scene of a crash, prompting an officer to fire into... 3 lanes reopen on Bay Bridge after big-rig accident 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 implosed another section of original Bay Bridge Panel OKs $15 million plan to keep Bay Bridge rods from failing Bus shooting injures 4, leads to closure of southbound I-880
Crash took life of toll booth attendant


year 2017 Top ^

Dec.2  
  A man in his 30's is under arrest for driving under the influence and manslaughter. Caltrans Toll Collector Si Si Han, 46, died
Sep.17  
Jun.18  
Apr.6
Mar.28  


year 2016 Top ^

Oct.29
May.12
Mar.12  
  Gunmen fired shots into a party bus. 2 gunmen in a red SUV drove alongside the vehicle and opened fire
Feb.4  
Jan.18  


year 2015 Top ^

Nov.14  
  Caltrans has completed the implosion of a pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge at 7 a.m. Saturday.    The implosion was a highly-choreog...
Nov.3   Bay Bridge pier implosion delayed until Nov. 14   Caltrans has moved the date of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge implosion from this Saturday, November 7 to Saturday, November 14 Oct.12 Experts urge quick action to protect Bay Bridge cable Sep.24 Bay Bridge panel penalizes main contractor for construction woes Aug.12 Stolen car suspect falls off Bay Bridge evading police Jul.14   Bay Bridge fire sparked by maintenance crews flares   A fire that broke out on the eastern span of Bay Bridge Monday night may have been sparked when debris caught fire from a cigarette Jun.4 Steel rods that anchor span flooded with saltwater

year 2014 Top ^

Aug.28 Bay Bridge project's rainy-day money is nearly gone
May.16 New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in earthquake May.14 New Bay Bridge troll back on the job Feb.25 Caltrans encouraged by new tests of bridge rods Feb.10   Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span   Transportation officials were disturbed to see water somewhere it shouldn't have been -- inside the new span of the Bay Bridge

year 2013 Top ^

Sep.3   First morning commute of new Bay Bridge span
  So far it has been smooth sailing for the first morning commute on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. However, metering lights were turned on early Sep.2   New eastern span of Bay Bridge open
  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
New Bay Bridge ready for on-time opening   Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reopening  The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is 'definitely' on schedule, and Caltrans officials said Monday morning that an earlier opening is po... Sep.1   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 ceremony
Aug.30   Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening    94121: So far so good on day two of the closure. Crews are busy finishing road work where the eastern span meets the tunnel at Yerba Buena Island Aug.20   Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge   The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is set to open to traffic two weeks from today but until then, there's still a lot of work to be done Jul.8   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 said Feb.21   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

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.25   Construction underway on new tower
  Caltrans is moving huge sections of the new eastern span into place -- before bolting them down. Officials hope the sight of it won't affect drivers Mar.11 Bridge Project Delays Push Back Opening

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.19 Crews To Close Lanes, Inspect Repairs
Sep.5   Crack Found May Delay Bridge Opening  Crews working on a seismic retrofit found a 'significant crack' in the eastern span that could keep it closed beyond scheduled reopening

year 2007 Top ^

Apr.10   Bridge To Be Closed On Labor Day  The closure will allow to install a new, sturdier viaduct connecting the eastern span to the tunnel

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.26 New Span Could Be Delayed Another Year


year 2005 Top ^

Dec.8 Governor's Stall Cost State $81 Million
May.4   Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty  Federal Highway Administration: Welds on the new eastern span are not faulty as had been alleged by ex-welders

year 2004 Top ^

Aug.22 Battle Begins over Bridge Retrofit


year 2002 Top ^

Aug.2 Bridge Project Could Double in Costs
Jan.29 Eastern span works begin Jan.23 $1.04 billion contract

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.4 Eastern span gets federal financing



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Eastern Span, 21st Century, Time by Topic
Time Business Construction Accidents Bad Economic News
2017
Last of the old Bay Bridge east span comes ...
Caltrans implodes marine foundation of Bay Br...
Last of the old Bay Bridge east span comes ...
Crash took life of toll booth attendant
Officer-involved shooting closes eastbound Ba...
3 lanes reopen on Bay Bridge after big-rig ac...
Bad Economic News
2017 2017
Bad Economic News
2016
Caltrans implosed another section of original...
Panel OKs $15 million plan to keep Bay Bridge...
Demolition of Bay Bridge's old eastern span r...
Caltrans implosed another section of original...
Panel OKs $15 million plan to keep Bay Bridge...
Demolition of Bay Bridge's old eastern span r...
Accidents
2016 2016
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2016 2016
Bad Economic News
2015
Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier
Bay Bridge pier implosion delayed until Nov. ...
Experts urge quick action to protect Bay Brid...
Bay Bridge panel penalizes main contractor fo...
Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier
Bay Bridge pier implosion delayed until Nov. ...
Experts urge quick action to protect Bay Brid...
Bay Bridge panel penalizes main contractor fo...
Bay Bridge fire sparked by maintenance crews ...
Bay Bridge panel penalizes main contractor fo...
2014
Bay Bridge project's rainy-day money is nearl...
New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in ear...
Caltrans encouraged by new tests of bridge ro...
Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span
Bay Bridge project's rainy-day money is nearl...
New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in ear...
Caltrans encouraged by new tests of bridge ro...
Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span
New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in ear...
Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span
Bay Bridge project's rainy-day money is nearl...
New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in ear...
Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span
2013
New eastern span of Bay Bridge open
Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reope...
Work moving quickly on new Bay Bridge span
Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday ...
Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge
Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed
Crane falls over on new eastern span of Bay...
New eastern span of Bay Bridge open
Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reope...
Work moving quickly on new Bay Bridge span
Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday ...
Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge
Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed
Crane falls over on new eastern span of Bay...
Crane falls over on new eastern span of Bay...
Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed
Caltrans investigates broken steel rods on ne...
2012
Business
2012 2012
Business
Construction
2012 2012
Construction
Accidents
2012 2012
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2012 2012
Bad Economic News
2011
Crews installing fifth section of new tower
Crews installing fifth section of new tower
Accidents
2011 2011
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2011 2011
Bad Economic News
2010
Construction underway on new tower
Bridge Project Delays Push Back Opening
Construction underway on new tower
Bridge Project Delays Push Back Opening
Accidents
2010 2010
Accidents
Bridge Project Delays Push Back Opening
2009
Crews To Close Lanes, Inspect Repairs
Crack Found May Delay Bridge Opening
Crews To Close Lanes, Inspect Repairs
Crack Found May Delay Bridge Opening
Accidents
2009 2009
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2009 2009
Bad Economic News
2007
Business
2007 2007
Business
Construction
2007 2007
Construction
Accidents
2007 2007
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2007 2007
Bad Economic News
2006
New Span Could Be Delayed Another Year
New Span Could Be Delayed Another Year
Accidents
2006 2006
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2006 2006
Bad Economic News
2005
Governor's Stall Cost State $81 Million
Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Governor's Stall Cost State $81 Million
Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
Accidents
2005 2005
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2005 2005
Bad Economic News
2004
Bridge Retrofit Costs Skyrocket
Bridge Retrofit Costs Skyrocket
Accidents
2004 2004
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2004 2004
Bad Economic News
2003
$2.9 billion eastern span project is on time
$2.9 billion eastern span project is on time
Accidents
2003 2003
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2003 2003
Bad Economic News
2002
Bridge Project Could Double in Costs
$1.04 billion contract
Eastern span works begin
$1.04 billion contract
Accidents
2002 2002
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2002 2002
Bad Economic News
2001
Eastern span gets federal financing
Construction
2001 2001
Construction
Accidents
2001 2001
Accidents
Bad Economic News
2001 2001
Bad Economic News

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