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1. 01-27 Tanker Ship Runs Into Rocks Near Bridge Golden Gate Bridge
2. 04-15 Winds push boat into Bridge San Mateo Bridge
D. 08-11 2 Shot, Killed At Bridge Toll Plaza Richmond-SR Bridge
E. 09-03 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Closed Bay Bridge
F. 09-08 Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed Bay Bridge
10-27 Bridge closes after rod snaps Bay Bridge
H. 11-02 Repairs Complete: Bay Bridge Reopens Bay Bridge
8. 11-09 Trucker dies as big-rig plummets off bridge Bay Bridge

Quick action helped ship stranded in Bay  Capt. Dave McCloy quickly dropped anchor the only thing he could do without any power or steering Bridge Off-Ramp Reopening After 3 Years Leipheimer Leads In Tour Of California Massive Crane Arrives For Construction Winds push boat into Bridge  The westbound direction was closed overnight when strong winds pushed a 70-foot fishing boat into the span Man Dies After Being Found Injured 2 Shot, Killed At Bridge Toll Plaza
Tanker Ship Runs Into Rocks Near Bridge


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  A tanker ship headed out of bay struck some underwater rocks and was in distress just west of the Golden Gate Bridge
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  Schwarzenegger issued a statement regarding the death of a toll collector Deborah Ross, who was one of two people killed in a shooting.    The shooting appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute. Police have ...


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  As planned, the bridge was shut down to traffic at 8 p.m. so crews can do seismic retrofit work on the span.    A 300-foot-long section of the east span will be cut out and moved out of the way. Then a ...
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 Sep.7 Bridge Reopening Remains In Limbo Sep.8   Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed  The Bridge reopened just in time for the start of the work week. Crews were able to make a crucial repair a day ahead of schedule Sep.10 Bridge Closure Boosts BART Ridership Sep.19   Crews To Close Lanes, Inspect Repairs  Crews retrofitting the Bridge found a 2-inch crack on the bridge's eastern side. Two lanes will be closed every Saturday at 11 p.m. till 9:30...

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Oct.14   Big-Rig Blocks WB Bay Bridge For Hours  All westbound lanes were closed for about five and a half hours a big-rig overturned mid-span and created a traffic nightmare Oct.27   Bridge closes after rod snaps
  Authorities indefinitely closed the Bay Bridge after a rod and a metal brace erected during an emergency repair job fell onto the westbound lanes
 The brace was startling a pair of drivers who collided with the debris and leaving hundreds of others stranded in their cars during the evening commute
Oct.28 Bridge closure forces Rockets to ferry No Estimate When Bay Bridge Will Open Oct.29   Traffic Lighter As Closure Enters 2nd Day  Engineers desperately tried to repair and fortify the bridge after a 5,000-pound piece of steel plummeted onto the span during rush hour this... Oct.30   Bridge Fix To Continue Into Weekend  Commuters confronted yet another day of heavy congestion as state transportation were unsure if it would open in time for Monday's commute Oct.31   High-Speed Chase On Closed Bridge  A carjacking suspect was arrested after he led police on a high-speed chase from San Francisco to Oakland   BART To Run 24-hours For Bridge Closure  Trains would run hourly to 14 stations. It is still unclear if the span will reopen for the Monday morning commute

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Nov.1   No Word Yet When Bay Bridge Will Open  California Department of Transportation said that crews were still conducting stress tests and modification work   Bridge Won't Be Open For Monday  With another workweek and another commuter crush looming, there was still no word on when the bridge would be open to traffic again Nov.2   Repairs Complete: Bay Bridge Reopens
  The first cars drove through the toll plaza Monday morning, nearly a week after a failed repair sent debris falling onto the upper deck
Nov.9   Trucker dies as big-rig plummets off bridge  A big rig was traveling at high speeds when the driver lost control at the S curve. The truck dropped about 200 feet onto Yerba Buena Island Nov.11   Bridge May Close Again In New Year  Caltrans is now backing off earlier reports that the Bridge may be closed again before the Christmas holiday Nov.25   Crash Snarls Traffic On Bridge  Traffic was completely blocked late morning by a five-vehicle accident in which two vehicles overturned in the middle of the span

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Dec.7   Bridge To Stay Open During Beam Repairs
  Transportation officials will not need to fully close the Bay Bridge as expected to complete repairs to a cracked beam Dec.9   $2 Increase Likely For Commute Hours  Staff members of the agency that oversees the bridges recommended raising car tolls by at least a dollar on all seven bridges Dec.22   Caltrans Completes Bridge Repair  Crews have completed repair work on the infamous cracked eyebar




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Jan.27
  A tanker ship headed out of bay struck some underwater rocks and was in distress just west of the Golden Gate Bridge
Jan.29 Quick action helped ship stranded in Bay  Capt. Dave McCloy quickly dropped anchor the only thing he could do without any power or steering Apr.15 Winds push boat into Bridge  The westbound direction was closed overnight when strong winds pushed a 70-foot fishing boat into the span Jul.7 Man Dies After Being Found Injured Oct.14 Big-Rig Blocks WB Bay Bridge For Hours  All westbound lanes were closed for about five and a half hours a big-rig overturned mid-span and created a traffic nightmare Oct.27 Bridge closes after rod snaps
  Authorities indefinitely closed the Bay Bridge after a rod and a metal brace erected during an emergency repair job fell onto the westbound lanes
 The brace was startling a pair of drivers who collided with the debris and leaving hundreds of others stranded in their cars during the evening commute
Oct.28 No Estimate When Bay Bridge Will Open Oct.29 Traffic Lighter As Closure Enters 2nd Day  Engineers desperately tried to repair and fortify the bridge after a 5,000-pound piece of steel plummeted onto the span during rush hour this... Oct.30 Bridge Fix To Continue Into Weekend  Commuters confronted yet another day of heavy congestion as state transportation were unsure if it would open in time for Monday's commute Nov.1 Bridge Won't Be Open For Monday  With another workweek and another commuter crush looming, there was still no word on when the bridge would be open to traffic again Nov.9 Trucker dies as big-rig plummets off bridge  A big rig was traveling at high speeds when the driver lost control at the S curve. The truck dropped about 200 feet onto Yerba Buena Island Nov.11 Bridge May Close Again In New Year  Caltrans is now backing off earlier reports that the Bridge may be closed again before the Christmas holiday Nov.25 Crash Snarls Traffic On Bridge  Traffic was completely blocked late morning by a five-vehicle accident in which two vehicles overturned in the middle of the span



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2009 Feb.16 Leipheimer Leads In Tour Of California
Oct.28 Bridge closure forces Rockets to ferry



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2009 Feb.9 Bridge Off-Ramp Reopening After 3 Years
Mar.12 Massive Crane Arrives For Construction Sep.3 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Closed
  As planned, the bridge was shut down to traffic at 8 p.m. so crews can do seismic retrofit work on the span.    A 300-foot-long section of the east span will be cut out and moved out of the way. Then a ...
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 Sep.7 Bridge Reopening Remains In Limbo Sep.8 Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed  The Bridge reopened just in time for the start of the work week. Crews were able to make a crucial repair a day ahead of schedule Sep.10 Bridge Closure Boosts BART Ridership Sep.19 Crews To Close Lanes, Inspect Repairs  Crews retrofitting the Bridge found a 2-inch crack on the bridge's eastern side. Two lanes will be closed every Saturday at 11 p.m. till 9:30... Oct.28 No Estimate When Bay Bridge Will Open Oct.30 Bridge Fix To Continue Into Weekend  Commuters confronted yet another day of heavy congestion as state transportation were unsure if it would open in time for Monday's commute Oct.31 BART To Run 24-hours For Bridge Closure  Trains would run hourly to 14 stations. It is still unclear if the span will reopen for the Monday morning commute Nov.1 No Word Yet When Bay Bridge Will Open  California Department of Transportation said that crews were still conducting stress tests and modification work Nov.2 Repairs Complete: Bay Bridge Reopens
  The first cars drove through the toll plaza Monday morning, nearly a week after a failed repair sent debris falling onto the upper deck
Dec.7 Bridge To Stay Open During Beam Repairs  Transportation officials will not need to fully close the Bay Bridge as expected to complete repairs to a cracked beam Dec.9 $2 Increase Likely For Commute Hours  Staff members of the agency that oversees the bridges recommended raising car tolls by at least a dollar on all seven bridges Dec.22 Caltrans Completes Bridge Repair  Crews have completed repair work on the infamous cracked eyebar



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2009 Aug.11 2 Shot, Killed At Bridge Toll Plaza
  Schwarzenegger issued a statement regarding the death of a toll collector Deborah Ross, who was one of two people killed in a shooting.    The shooting appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute. Police have ...
Oct.31 High-Speed Chase On Closed Bridge  A carjacking suspect was arrested after he led police on a high-speed chase from San Francisco to Oakland