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1. 2017-03-28 Last of the old Bay Bridge east span comes down Eastern Span
2. 2016-10-29 Caltrans implosed another section of original Bay Bridge Eastern Span
3. 2016-07-12 Westbound lanes of San Mateo Bridge closed 5 nights for repairs San Mateo Bridge
E. 2016-05-12 Panel OKs $15 million plan to keep Bay Bridge rods from failing Eastern Span
F. 2016-02-22 Caltrans finds series of weak spots in Yerba Buena Tunnel Bay Bridge
6. 2016-02-04 Demolition of Bay Bridge's old eastern span reaches milestone Eastern Span
H. 2016-01-03 Golden Gate Bridge lane configuration to change starting Monday Golden Gate Bridge
2015-11-14 Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier Eastern Span

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54% would support $3 toll increase at Bay Area bridges Last of the old Bay Bridge east span comes down  Eastern Span: 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 finds series of weak spots in Yerba Buena Tunnel. Bay Bridge Caltrans implodes old Bay Bridge pier   Eastern Span: Caltrans has completed the implosion of a pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge at 7 a.m. Saturday 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 Golden Gate Bridge work finished early as barrier installed  Drivers no longer need to avoid 'suicide lane', thanks to a new $30 million steel-and-concrete movable barrier separating the north and south lanes Final barrier piece was put in place by crews. Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge closed for median barrier installation

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year 2016 Top ^

Oct.29  Caltrans implosed another section of original Bay Bridge
Jul.12  Westbound lanes of San Mateo Bridge closed 5 nights for repairs
May.12  Panel OKs $15 million plan to keep Bay Bridge rods from failing
Feb.4  Demolition of Bay Bridge's old eastern span reaches milestone
Jan.3  Golden Gate Bridge lane configuration to change starting Monday

year 2015 Top ^

Nov.3  Bay Bridge pier implosion delayed until Nov. 14
Oct.12  Experts urge quick action to protect Bay Bridge cable
Sep.24  Bay Bridge panel penalizes main contractor for construction woes
Jun.4  Steel rods that anchor span flooded with saltwater
May.10  San Mateo Bridge on schedule for Monday reopening
Feb.17  Broken radar beacon on Bay Bridge now fixed
 Bridge work on track for Monday reopening
  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 ^

Nov.13  Bridge fix without dreaded steel plates Oct.19  Caltrans undo huge speed bump that slowed traffic Aug.5 CHP probing whether Bay Bridge critics were muzzled  The state transportation secretary was concerned about reports that officials silenced engineers who called attention to shoddy work Apr.9 Bay Bridge lanes closed for emergency repair. Western Span Feb.10 Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span. Eastern Span

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.12  Demolition of original Bay Bridge begins today Sep.18  Golden Gate Bridge barrier expected next year Sep.3 Bay Bridge bike, pedestrian path opens
 New Bay Bridge span a big hit with commuters Sep.2   New eastern span of Bay Bridge open
  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
 Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reopening Sep.1 Work moving quickly on new Bay Bridge span  Eastern 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  Construction work on Bay Bridge moving smoothly Aug.30  Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening  Work on Bay Bridge remains on schedule Aug.29 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 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.20  Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge Aug.15 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... Jul.8 Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed  Eastern Span: 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  Bolt problem on bike path of new Bay Bridge May.13 Feds to probe repair work on bad Bay Bridge rods Apr.17 Caltrans ordered tests for Bay Bridge bolts in 2008 Mar.27 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   All-electronic tolling begins on the Golden Gate Bridge    The toll booths are empty for the first time since Franklin Roosevelt. There are no more toll-takers because you can no longer use cash Feb.21 Crane falls over on new eastern span of Bay Bridge. Eastern Span

year 2012 Top ^

Sep.3 Dumbarton Bridge reopens ahead of schedule
Aug.31 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... May.28 Dumbarton Bridge to reopen early at 3 a.m. Feb.19 Bridge reopens early thanks to fair weather. Bay Bridge Feb.18  Bay Bridge construction running on schedule

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.19 Bay Bridge crews to begin stringing cables
Oct.28 New piece connects Bay Bridge span Sep.5  Bridge cables get new paint job Mar.1  Suspension tower's 4th piece of 5 rising

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.25 Construction underway on new tower
. Eastern Span Jul.1  Few Problems As Bridge Tolls Go Up Feb.13  Plans Advance For Bridge Suicide Nets

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.22  Caltrans Completes Bridge Repair Dec.9  $2 Increase Likely For Commute Hours Dec.7  Bridge To Stay Open During Beam Repairs Nov.2 Repairs Complete: Bay Bridge Reopens
Oct.30  Bridge Fix To Continue Into Weekend Sep.19  Crews To Close Lanes, Inspect Repairs Sep.8 Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed. Bay Bridge Sep.5  Crack Found May Delay Bridge Opening

year 2008 Top ^

Sep.1  Bridge Toll Jumps To $6 Mar.15  Bridge to get congestion tolls

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.6  New bridge FasTrak lanes in effect Oct.16  FasTrak Metering Lights To Speed Up Sep.3 Bridge Is Back In Business
. Bay Bridge Sep.2  Bridge Repairs Progressing Smoothly Aug.31 Bridge Closes; Caltrans Begins Work  Bay Bridge: Caltrans began closing all onramps at 8 p.m. The crews have started the seismic retrofit operation that prompted the closure 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 Jul.9  Bridge Increases FasTrak Lanes May.28 Bridge Celebrates Blustery Birthday. Golden Gate Bridge Jan.1  Bay Area Bridge Tolls Increased

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.7 Final Skyway Segment Placed
. Bay Bridge Nov.16  Bridge Sponsorship Possible Jun.4 Eastban span had 10-hour closure. Bay Bridge Apr.23 Crews Dismantling Old Carquinez Bridge Apr.20  Contractor Named For Suspension Project Apr.18  $1.43 Billion Deal Should Complete Work Mar.22  Two Bids For Suspension Span Jan.22  Caltrans Adds More FasTrak

year 2005 Top ^

Jun.27 New FasTrak lanes open without incident
. Bay Bridge 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 Apr.6 Welders: New Bridge Unsafe  Bay Bridge: The FBI is investigating disturbing claims that the new span being built is riddled with defective welds Mar.5 Cranes Clear Bay Spans. Golden Gate Bridge

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.10  Simpler Plan Chosen for Span Aug.16 Bay Area Might Be Stuck with Bridge Bill  Bay Bridge: The state blames the upscale signature design for more than half of the cost overrun Jul.1   Bridges Tolls Go Up a Buck  Voters approved Measure 2, raising $125-million a year for a number of transportation projects May.27 Bridge bid comes in $1 billion over target
. Bay Bridge

year 2002 Top ^

Sep.1 $5 toll to cross span
. Golden Gate Bridge
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May. 27, 1937   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   San FranciscoľOakland 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