East Span Bay Bridge

East Span Bay Bridge

News and Stories

Got a Bridge Toll Notice? FasTrak Makes One-Time Payment Simple
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

With cash toll collection at the Bay Area's seven state-owned toll bridges suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MTC and BATA invite drivers who have received a toll notice to pay via the Bay Area FasTrak® website.

Toll Bridge Seismic Oversight Committee Holds Final Meeting
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Monday, December 10, 2018

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.

Weekend Blow-up to Close Last Chapter in Bay Bridge Demolition
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A series of controlled implosions set for noon this Saturday, Sept.

Cormorants Flock to Nesting Platforms on New East Span
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Friday, May 19, 2017

If you build it, they will come…eventually.

New Vista Point at Yerba Buena Island Offers Views and Amenities to Cyclists/Pedestrians
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Adapted from a San Francisco County Transportation Authority press release.

Last Old Bay Bridge Truss Removed
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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
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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 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
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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.

Documents

Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of November 22, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_11-22-20.pdf (136.58 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of November 8, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_11-08-20.pdf (151.44 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of October 18, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_10-18-20.pdf (134.84 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of September 27, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_09-27-20.pdf (151.41 KB)
Caltrans Memo, March 29, 2013
Steel_Rods_Memo_3-29.pdf (231.37 KB)

Media

Pier Retention
Video
Monday, November 25, 2019

As the old Bay Bridge East Span was being dismantled, and its foundation piers demolished by implosions, the decision was made to retain some of the piers as tangible reminders of the original span

The Final Implosion of the Old Bay Bridge East Span
Video
Monday, November 13, 2017

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
Video
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Watch two marine foundations from the original Bay Bridge implode in less than 30 seconds!

Old East Span Pier Implosion
Photo Gallery
Friday, September 1, 2017

This weekend started off with a boom!

Cormorants
Video
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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
Photo Gallery
Friday, May 19, 2017

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
Photo Gallery
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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
Photo Gallery
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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
Photo Gallery
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

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

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