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B. 2015-05-10 San Mateo Bridge on schedule for Monday reopening San Mateo Bridge
C. 2015-02-17 Broken radar beacon on Bay Bridge now fixed Bay Bridge
2015-01-11 Bridge work on track for Monday reopening Golden Gate Bridge
E. 2014-11-13 Bridge fix without dreaded steel plates Bay Bridge
F. 2014-02-25 Caltrans encouraged by new tests of bridge rods Eastern Span
G. 2013-09-02 Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reopening Eastern Span
H. 2013-08-31 Construction work on Bay Bridge moving smoothly Bay Bridge
I. 2013-08-30 Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening Eastern Span
J. 2013-08-30 Work on Bay Bridge remains on schedule Bay Bridge

Traffic tolerable despite bridge closure. Bay Area Freeways Bay Bridge fasteners withstand tests, Caltrans says Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge   Eastern Span: 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 Bay Bridge work still on pace with Labor Day  The new Bay Bridge opening might be delayed from its original target, but construction work is keeping pace as if that date were set in ston... Crews pour final slab of new Bay Bridge Saturday Second weekend closure not needed for San Mateo Bridge Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m.
San Mateo Bridge on schedule for Monday reopening Broken radar beacon on Bay Bridge now fixed Bridge work on track for Monday reopening   Golden Gate Bridge: The longest closure in the history of the Golden Gate Bridge continues as workers install a new median barrier system Bridge fix without dreaded steel plates  Bay Bridge: The replacement of old expansion joints on the bridge will continue without those dreaded steel plates on the pavement that caused gridlock Caltrans encouraged by new tests of bridge rods. Eastern Span Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reopening  Eastern Span: The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is 'definitely' on schedule, and Caltrans officials said Monday morning that an earlier opening is po... Construction work on Bay Bridge moving smoothly  Most of Saturday's work focused on demolition of the old approach to make way for a bicycle and pedestrian path. It was one of three main pr... Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening  Eastern Span: 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 Work on Bay Bridge remains on schedule  Caltrans said this morning that everything remains that the reopening of the bridge remains 'on schedule' for a Tuesday morning reopening Caltrans: Bay Bridge construction going 'very well'


year 2015 Top ^

May.10
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year 2014 Top ^

Nov.13
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year 2013 Top ^

Sep.2
Aug.31
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Aug.29
  A Caltrans spokesman reports that overnight construction work has gone 'very well" and everything is 'definitely on schedule'
Aug.25
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year 2012 Top ^

Oct.21
May.28
  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: Work crews finished paving and re-aligning the westbound lanes Sunday evening and began opening access to the bridge at around 7 p.m.


year 2009 Top ^

Dec.7 Bridge To Stay Open During Beam Repairs
  Bay Bridge: Transportation officials will not need to fully close the Bay Bridge as expected to complete repairs to a cracked beam

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.6   New bridge FasTrak lanes in effect  Bay Bridge: The metering lights switched at 6:00 and certain lanes of commuters experienced a faster pace of lights Sep.2 Bridge Repairs Progressing Smoothly  Bay Bridge: CalTrans reports it's possible the bridge may open before Tuesday morning. The last girder was removed by contractor C.C. Myers Aug.26 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
 The speed limit in the 3 northbound lanes is 55 mph. The system relies on overhead antennas, cameras
May.28 Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday
  Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco's most famous landmark opened to pedestrians exactly 70 years ago, to cross the span on foot for the first time May 27, 1937

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.7 Final Skyway Segment Placed
  Bay Bridge: After 3 years of preparation, the final concrete deck segment will be lifted into place. It was shipped from Stockton

year 2005 Top ^

Jun.27   New FasTrak lanes open without incident
  Bay Bridge: The new 3 lanes are located on the far right of the toll plaza Jun.24 Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
  Bay Bridge: Bay Area tolls will increase $1 under to keep in place the designs for a soaring suspension Bay Bridge
May.4 Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty  Eastern Span: Federal Highway Administration: Welds on the new eastern span are not faulty as had been alleged by ex-welders Mar.5 Cranes Clear Bay Spans  Golden Gate Bridge: 2 towering shipping cranes have made their way across the Bay slipping under the bridges with a few feet of clearance

year 2002 Top ^

May.1 Big cranes slip under bridge  Bay Bridge: Giant cranes sailed effortlessly, with an ample 5 feet to spare, under the Bay Bridge on a freighter Jan.23 $1.04 billion contract  Eastern Span: Caltrans awarded contract for construction of the eastern replacement span to Kiewit/FCI/Mason Joint Venture




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