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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 Experts urge quick action to protect Bay Bridge cable  International experts is urging the immediate retrofit of the $6.4 billion new span of the Bay Bridge to protect the main cable from corrosi... Bay Bridge panel penalizes main contractor for construction woes  The panel voted Thursday to penalize American Bridge/Fluor $11 million for the failure of steel rods, as well as for shoddy work Steel rods that anchor span flooded with saltwater  Officials say about a quarter of the rods that anchor the new eastern span to its foundation are flooded with saltwater that could corrode t... Bay Bridge project's rainy-day money is nearly gone  The cost of repairs and unfinished work on the $6.4B eastern span is likely to exhaust what is left in the project's contingency fund for ov... New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in earthquake   Steel rods that anchor the main cable have shifted since they were installed and are now perilously close to sharp-edged plates Caltrans encouraged by new tests of bridge rods Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span Map of Eastern Span San Francisco  Transportation officials were disturbed to see water somewhere it shouldn't have been -- inside the new span of the Bay Bridge Bay Bridge bolt problem keeps soaking up money Caltrans says Bay Bridge bolt problem fixed New eastern span of Bay Bridge open
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Caltrans implosed another section of original Bay Bridge  Caltrans continued with the removal of the original eastern span of the Bay Bridge today by imploding Pier E4 of the Old Bridge Demolition of Bay Bridge's old eastern span reaches milestone   The demolition reached a milestone on Thursday -- a major section weighing about 5 million pounds is being lowered down to the San Francisco... Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier
Last of the old Bay Bridge east span comes down

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  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

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  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-choreographed but short 6-second sequence


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  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  Scores of construction workers applied the finishing touches to the new eastern span as bridge to be open by 5 a.m. Tuesday - and possibly e... 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 possible 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

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Mar.11 Bridge Project Delays Push Back Opening  Construction of key elements for the eastern portion are 15 months behind schedule, and Caltrans is no longer confident it can make up the t...

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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

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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

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Jan.29 Eastern span works begin  Gov. Gray Davis kicked off the $2.6 billion dollar construction project

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