San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

News and Stories

Congestion Pricing Suspended at Bay Bridge
News Release
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In light of the steep drop in vehicle traffic across the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges due to state and local shelter-in-place mandates during the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today voted to suspend weekday congestion pricing.

Toll Bridge Seismic Oversight Committee Holds Final Meeting
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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.

Documents

Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of June 7, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_06-07-20.pdf (126.67 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of May 24, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_05-24-20.pdf (121.09 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of May 17, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_05-17-20.pdf (52.27 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of April 19, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_04-19-20.pdf (52.62 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of April 5, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_04-05-20_R2.pdf (140.25 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

Treasure Island Bay Bridge Steel
Video
Monday, September 30, 2019

The old East span of the Bay Bridge may be gone, but artists are making sure it will never be forgotten. MTC & Caltrans set aside 450 tons of salvage steel for art projects all over California.

Bay Bridge Pedestrian Project
Video
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
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!

Bay Bridge East Span's 288-foot Truss Removal
Video
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
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

Salvage Steel Art Project
Video
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
Video
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!
Video
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