The Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee held its last meeting, wrapping up more than a decade of work that saved toll payers hundreds of millions of dollars and years of delays as the Bay Bridge and eight other state-owned toll bridges achieved seismic safety.
East Span Bay Bridge
East Span Bay Bridge
News and Stories
Toll Bridge Seismic Oversight Committee Holds Final Meeting
Weekend Blow-up to Close Last Chapter in Bay Bridge Demolition
A series of controlled implosions set for noon this Saturday, Sept.
Bay Bridge Bicycle & Pedestrian Path Open Around the Clock in Time for Bike to Work Day – Thursday, May 10
Adapted from a Caltrans release
Cormorants Flock to Nesting Platforms on New East Span
If you build it, they will come…eventually.
New Vista Point at Yerba Buena Island Offers Views and Amenities to Cyclists/Pedestrians
Adapted from a San Francisco County Transportation Authority press release.
Last Old Bay Bridge Truss Removed
Caltrans’ ongoing project to demolish the original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reached a historic milestone when the final 1.7-million-pound steel truss section of the old Bay Bridge was lowered, completely disassembled and recycled.
Daylight Saving Time Brings Changes to Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path Hours
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
Keeping with a great tradition started nearly eighty years ago, Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) workers again this year have hung a wreath above the Bay Bridge’s westbound entrance to the Yerba Buena Tunnel to mark the holiday season.
Demolition of Old Bay Bridge East Span Enters New Phase: Removal of Smaller Truss Sections
Caltrans’ demolition of the original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continues eastward toward the Oakland shoreline, with a new phase commencing on November 2, 2016: dismantling the smaller spans, with the operation to remove the first of the 288-foot trusses.
Last Chance to Apply for Steel from the Old Bay Bridge
The Oakland Museum of California is making available free of charge more than 200 tons of steel from the third and final round of its Bay Bridge Steel Salvage Program.
Caltrans Memo, March 29, 2013
Presentation: Special BATA Meeting, July 10, 2013
July 12, 2013 Letter to FHWA from TBPOC regarding review of proposal to shim the bearings at Pier E2
Report on the A354 Grade BD High-Strength Steel Rods on the New East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, With Findings and Decisions
Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) Press Release
The Final Implosion of the Old Bay Bridge East Span
Caltrans has finished its demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span a year ahead of schedule, and 10 million dollars below budget, with a stupendous final implosion of the final two piers.
Original East Span Pier Implosions
Watch two marine foundations from the original Bay Bridge implode in less than 30 seconds!
Old East Span Pier Implosion
This weekend started off with a boom!
After four years of tempting hundreds of Double-Crested Cormorants to migrate from the old East Span of the Bridge Bridge to the new East Span, the migration has finally happened.
East Span Cormorants
The colony of Double-crested Cormorants that long made its home on the old East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge finally found its Field of Dreams on the Skyway section of new East Span
Yerba Buena Island Vista Point Opening
On hand for the May 2, 2017, ribbon-cutting for the new Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island was a trio of MTC Commissioners, including Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim an
East Span Demolition: Removal of Last Truss
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bike Path Opens to Yerba Buena Island
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
Bay Bridge Demolition: The 504 Lowering
In 1935, raising the five 504 Trusses on the Bay Bridge involved driving hundreds of piles into the Bay.
Bay Bridge Implosion
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.