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1. 01-07 Tanker ship sideswipes Bay Bridge tower Bay Bridge
2. 02-21 Crane falls over on new eastern span of Bay Bridge Eastern Span
D. 03-05 New Bay Lights art piece illuminate Bay Bridge Embarcadero, SF Downtown
E. 03-27 All-electronic tolling begins on the Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge
F. 03-27 Cost of fixing faulty Bay Bridge bolts unclear Bay Bridge
G. 04-17 Caltrans ordered tests for Bay Bridge bolts in 2008 Bay Bridge
05-05 5 women killed in limo fire on San Mateo bridge San Mateo Bridge
I. 07-08 Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed Eastern Span
9. 08-05 Big-rig fire closes WB I-80 lanes for 10 hours SF Downtown

Summary.     Click for More > Feds to probe repair work on bad Bay Bridge rods Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed Big-rig fire closes WB I-80 lanes for 10 hours New Bay Bridge span set to open on September 3 No criminal charges in limo fire that killed 5 women CHP: Fatal limo fire caused by mechanical failure 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 Caltrans: Bay Bridge construction going 'very well' Work moving quickly on new Bay Bridge span 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 First morning commute of new Bay Bridge span Bay Bridge bike, pedestrian path opens Bay Bridge span, against Gov. Brown's wishes, set to be renamed Golden Gate Bridge barrier expected next year Traffic heavily impacted by Yerba Buena Island fire
Tanker ship sideswipes Bay Bridge tower Crane falls over on new eastern span of Bay Bridge New Bay Lights art piece illuminate Bay Bridge   The Bay Lights is the world's largest LED light sculpture and after months of testing, the grand lighting is finally here All-electronic tolling begins on the Golden Gate Bridge 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... Ship's pilot blamed for bridge crash Caltrans ordered tests for Bay Bridge bolts in 2008 5 women killed in limo fire on San Mateo bridge
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  A limousine traveling on a bridge area burst into flames, killing 5 female passengers who were trapped inside and injuring four others who escaped.    The limo was carrying 9 female passengers and a male driver when it caught fire around 10 p.m. Saturday. The victims were all in...
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25,000 lights installed on Bay Bridge cables   Tanker ship sideswipes Bay Bridge tower   750-foot Overseas Raymar exiting the bay struck one of the towers of the bridge. The ship and the bridge sustained only minor surface damage NTSB joins investigation into oil tanker crash 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 New Bay Lights art piece illuminate Bay Bridge Map of Embarcadero San Francisco


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  The Bay Lights is the world's largest LED light sculpture and after months of testing, the grand lighting is finally here.    The Bay Lights is the world's largest LED light sculpture. ...
Mar.9  Crews pour final slab of new Bay Bridge Saturday Mar.27   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  Caltrans investigates broken steel rods on new Bay Bridge   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


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Apr.2  Cost to fix Bay Bridge pegged at about $1 million Apr.4   Ship's pilot blamed for bridge crash  A 'chain of errors' by Capt. Guy Kleess caused the tanker Overseas Reymar to crash into a tower of the Bay Bridge, according to an investiga... Apr.10  Opening of new Bay Bridge span may be delayed Apr.17   Caltrans ordered tests for Bay Bridge bolts in 2008  Caltrans documents show that the agency was worried about the now-broken bolts on the new Bay Bridge long before they actually failed

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May.5   5 women killed in limo fire on San Mateo bridge
  A limousine traveling on a bridge area burst into flames, killing 5 female passengers who were trapped inside and injuring four others who escaped
 The limo was carrying 9 female passengers and a male driver when it caught fire around 10 p.m. Saturday. The victims were all in their 30s. The smoke started coming out of the rear, and the driver pulled over as the vehicle quickly became engulfed in flames
Victims identified in limo fire on San Mateo bridge May.6 CHP: Flaming limo had too many passengers May.7 Limo driver, survivor views differ on fatal fire May.13   Feds to probe repair work on bad Bay Bridge rods   The Federal Highway Administration on Monday said it is investigating the state's response to broken steel seismic safety rods on the bridg... May.23 Work to begin to replace bolts on new Bay Bridge May.29 Bolt problem on bike path of new Bay Bridge

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Jun.5 Mechanical failure caused fatal limo fire
Jun.13  Bay Bridge may carry Willie Brown's name

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Jul.1  Bay Bridge-crash oil tanker pilot gets 5-month suspension Jul.2 Traffic heavier this morning as BART strike continues
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... Jul.20 Bay Bridge shock absorbers spring leak Jul.25  Tourists renting GoCars get stranded on Bay Bridge Bay Bridge work still on pace with Labor Day Jul.26 Traffic reopens on bridge after rolling traffic break Jul.31  Thousands of cars don't pay Golden Gate Bridge toll

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Aug.5   Big-rig fire closes WB I-80 lanes for 10 hours  A big-rig getting off the Bay Bridge caught fire during the morning commute causing a massive back up Aug.8  Crews begin fix for broken bolts on new Bay Bridge Aug.13 Labor Day Bay Bridge opening possible
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 weeks Aug.16   No criminal charges in limo fire that killed 5 women  There will be no criminal charges filed in the fatal May 4 limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge that left five women dead Aug.17 Crews prepare to take down old Bay Bridge span Aug.19   CHP: Fatal limo fire caused by mechanical failure
  3-month investigation shows a mechanical problem caused the fire that killed five nurses who were trapped in the back of the limousine Aug.20 Crews applying final touches to Bay Bridge Aug.23  Three Bay Bridge toll lanes to close this weekend Aug.25  Bay Bridge fasteners withstand tests, Caltrans says 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.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'  Traffic tolerable despite bridge closure Aug.30 Work on Bay Bridge remains on schedule Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening Aug.31 Construction work on Bay Bridge moving smoothly

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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 Sep.2 Bay Bridge managers hoping for an early reopening
New Bay Bridge ready for on-time opening  Hundreds of Bay Bridge workers celebrate at bash   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
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...   Bay Bridge bike, pedestrian path opens   Dozens of bicyclists, Oakland Mayor and a troupe of Chinese lion dancers at the top of the temporary access ramp to the bike and pedestrian ... New Bay Bridge span a big hit with commuters Sep.10     Bay Bridge span, against Gov. Brown's wishes, set to be renamed   One of the most famous roadway is on the verge of being named after Willie L. Brown, Jr., one of its most well-known and controversial polit... Sep.11  Bike path flaws add millions to Bay Bridge bill Sep.12 Plan to rename Bay Bridge after Willie Brown approved Sep.17  Stalled bus cleared from WB lane of Bay Bridge Sep.18   Golden Gate Bridge barrier expected next year   After 15 years of planning and searching for funding, the bridge district's board is expected to approve the purchase of the $26

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Oct.6   Traffic heavily impacted by Yerba Buena Island fire   A fire broke out on Yerba Buena Island Sunday night, giving crews a major challenge and creating a traffic mess for drivers Oct.21  Slow going for drivers leaving S.F. Oct.24  8 rescued from sinking boat south of Dumbarton Bridge  Families of limo fire victims file wrongful death suit Oct.25  Golden Gate Bridge tolls may increase next year

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Nov.3  Pedestrian struck, injured on Bay Bridge Nov.5  Bay Bridge's mysterious protector out of hiding Nov.8 Car bursts into flames on San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
Nov.12 Demolition of original Bay Bridge begins today Golden Gate Bridge district considers toll hikes Nov.30 WB Hwy. 84 reopen after pedestrian fatality

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Dec.19 Caltrans says Bay Bridge bolt problem fixed