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Daylight Saving Time Brings Changes to Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path Hours
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Adapted from a Caltrans release.

Caltrans has announced longer hours for the bicycle/pedestrian path on the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Bay Bridge Wreath Returns to Mark Holiday Season
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Keeping with a great tradition started nearly eighty years ago, Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) workers a

New Westbound I-80 Bay Bridge Ramps Smooth Access to and From Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

(Adapted from a San Francisco County Transportation Authority release.)

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bike Path Opens to Yerba Buena Island on Sunday
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Adapted from Caltrans' release.

Old Bay Bridge East Span Has Steel Appeal
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bay Area artists, landscape architects, designers and planners toured a salvage yard at the demolition site of the old East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in mid-August to view stacke

Bay Bridge Forward to Deliver Congestion Relief to San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge corridor will soon see congestion relief with a $40 million investment from MTC through the “Bay Bridge Forward” initiative.

The Bay Lights to Shine on Beginning Jan. 30
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Bay Lights, the brilliant LED sculpture that graced the West Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge from 2013 to 2015, officially will be re-lit at 7:25 p.m.

Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path Community Meeting Set for Jan. 20
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The public is invited to attend the first community meeting for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) West Span Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Maintenance (BPM) Path Project on Wednesday, January

Oakland Museum of California Announces First Round of Bay Bridge Steel Program Awardees
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Oakland Museum of California has announced that five artists, designers and design firms have been awarded steel from the demolition of the Eastern span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge

Wreath Returns to Bring Holiday Cheer To Bay Bridge Travelers
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) crews this week completed their annual installation of a festive holiday wreath above the Bay Bridge’s westbound Yerba Buena Island Tunnel



Bay Bridge East Span's 288-foot Truss Removal
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On November 2, Caltrans’ removal of the original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continued eastward toward the Oakland shoreline.

Sign showing that the path has been named in honor of bike activist Alexander Zuckermann.
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bike Path Opens to Yerba Buena Island
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Bay Bridge East Span bicycle/pedestrian path opened all the way from Oakland to its Yerba Buena Island landing for the first time on Sunday, October 23, 2016. One east side access po

Salvage Steel Art Project
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Artists should probably be clamoring for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to express their talents with a once-in-a-lifetime medium: actual steel from the Bay Bridge.

Bay Bridge Demolition: The 504 Lowering
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In 1935, raising the five 504 Trusses on the Bay Bridge involved driving hundreds of piles into the Bay.

Light It Up!
Friday, January 15, 2016

The Bay Lights on the West Span of the Bay Bridge have been turned off for 11 months so that a new, more-robust LED system could be installed. The privately-funded art program, inspired by artist L

Bay Bridge Implosion
Monday, November 23, 2015

Engineers have imploded buildings for decades. That’s where hundreds of expertly timed small explosions cause a building to collapse within itself without damaging buildings right next door.

Bay Bridge East Span Demolition Update
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span passed a milestone this summer when the last piece of the cantilver section was cut out, and sent off to be recycled.

Workshop: Bay Bridge Steel Art Program
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Bay Bridge Steel Program, being administered by Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), was created in response to significant interest from Bay Area artists and creative communities, who asked wh

New “Green” Bay Bridge Maintenance Complex
New “Green” Bay Bridge Maintenance Complex
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Caltrans and MTC today cut the ribbon for a new, state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly LEED Gold certified Maintenance Complex that will serve the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and conso

A driver piloting a yellow Model T Ford had the honor of being the last car to drive through the Bay Bridge toll plaza before the permanent closure of the old East Span.
Bridge Closure Begins in Preparation for East Span Opening
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An era came to an end on Wednesday night with a small symbolic act: a lone vintage Model T Ford rolled through the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza just past 8 p.m.