San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

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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.

NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants Introduce ‘The Bridge’ Trophy
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic) – “Home of Authentic Bay Area Sports” – and Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) and San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants

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.

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

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) opened the new westbound Interstate 80 on- and off-ramps connecting Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to traffic on October 22, 2016. 

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

Caltrans has completed the final segment of the 4.5-mile San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (East Span) Bicycle/Pedestrian Path connecting the current bike path from Emeryville with the new endpoint on Yerba Buena Island, and will open it for use around noon on Sunday, October 23.

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 original East Span to view steel elements that are included in the Oakland Museum’s Bay Bridge Steel Program. 

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.


BATA 2019-21 Toll Schedule (Adopted Dec. 2018)
BATA-2019-Toll-Schedule-Dec-2018.pdf (2 MB)
Toll History 1926-2019
BATA Toll History thru 2019.pdf (259.46 KB)
California State Auditor's Report on Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program 2018
California State Auditor's Report on Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program 2018.pdf (4.57 MB)
SFOBB West Span BPM Path Feasibility and Environmental Public Workshop (2016)
2016 0120_SFOBB West Span BPM Public Workshop Presentation-FINAL.pdf (8.8 MB)


Bay Bridge Pedestrian Project
Thursday, November 29, 2018

When the new Bay Bridge East Span opened in 2013, pedestrians and bicyclists fell in love with the 15-foot-wide shared-use pathway that stretched initially from Oakland to the iconic single tower a

Original East Span Pier Implosions
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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

Old East Span Pier Implosion
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Friday, September 1, 2017

This weekend started off with a boom!

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.