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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
25,000 lights installed on Bay Bridge cables   Tanker ship sideswipes Bay Bridge tower

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  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

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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. Drivers crossing the bridge won't be able to see the display
Mar.9  Crews pour final slab of new Bay Bridge Saturday
Mar.27  Caltrans investigates broken steel rods on new Bay Bridge
  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.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.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 said 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

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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.17 Crews prepare to take down old Bay Bridge span 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 said this morning that everything remains that the reopening of the bridge remains 'on schedule' for a Tuesday morning reopening   Caltrans: Bay Bridge on schedule for Tuesday opening   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.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  The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is 'definitely' on schedule, and Caltrans officials said Monday morning that an earlier opening is po... New Bay Bridge ready for on-time opening
Hundreds of Bay Bridge workers celebrate at bash. 94607   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 on early   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  Commuters are raving about the wide-open feel and beauty of the span Sep.10     Bay Bridge span, against Gov. Brown's wishes, set to be renamed
Map of western span San Francisco  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 politicians Sep.11 Bike path flaws add millions to Bay Bridge bill Sep.12     Plan to rename Bay Bridge after Willie Brown approved  The state Legislature approved naming the western span of the Bay Bridge for former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Sep.17 Stalled bus cleared from WB lane of Bay Bridge

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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.

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Nov.3 Pedestrian struck, injured on Bay Bridge
Nov.5 Bay Bridge's mysterious protector out of hiding Nov.12 Demolition of original Bay Bridge begins today

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Dec.19 Caltrans says Bay Bridge bolt problem fixed

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