San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

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Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path Community Meeting Set for Jan. 20
Top Stories
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 for public projects in Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma and Joshua Tree, CA.

Wreath Returns to Bring Holiday Cheer To Bay Bridge Travelers
News Release
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

New “Green” Bay Bridge Maintenance Complex Opens
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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

BART Plans Two Weekend Shutdowns of Transbay Service
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Monday, July 13, 2015

BART is encouraging travelers to plan ahead and to find alternate means of transportation across the Bay during two upcoming closures of transbay train service.

Bay Lights Fade to Black, for Now
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Fans and supporters of the Bay Lights gathered at San Francisco’s waterfront in early March to bid farewell to the art installation that turned the north face of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridg

New Website Lets Residents Monitor Bay Area's Vital Signs
News Release
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OAKLAND, CAThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its innovative Vital Signs website (vitalsigns.mtc.ca

First Freeway Congestion Report Since 2009 Reflects Bay Area's Economic Resurgence
News Release
Friday, January 9, 2015

OAKLAND, CAThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released its first comprehensive report on Bay Area freeway congestion since 2009, providing another concrete m

Bay Area Sweeps State Transportation Awards
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Five MTC-sponsored programs and projects scooped up awards at the silver anniversary of the 2014 California Transportation Foundation ceremony.

Oakland Students Are Engineers for a Day
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

They aren’t old enough to drive across a bridge, but that didn’t deter Lafayette Elementary School fourth and fifth-graders from donning hard hats and safety vests and learning how to build one.

Media

Bay Bridge East Span Demolition Update
Video
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
Video
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.

Bay Bridge Update
Video
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Martin Chandrawinata wore both the engineer's and photographer's hats at the East Span construction site.
New and Old Bridges Inspire Diverse Art Shows
Photo Gallery
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Exhibits and installations throughout the Bay Area — including several at MTC — are celebrating the new span and commemorating the old one, through a variety of mediums.

Flanked by local, regional and state officials, Lt. Governor Newsom cuts the ceremonial chain.
Bay Bridge Opening Ceremony
Photo Gallery
Monday, September 2, 2013

The closed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge came to life late this Labor Day afternoon as a ceremonial procession of classic and contemporary cars holding officials and special guests made a ceremo

Bay Bridge Work Before & During Closure
Video
Sunday, August 25, 2013

As the five-day Bay Bridge Closure approaches, spokesman Andrew Gordon says there is a long list of work to be completed even before the closure, and the bulk of the work to be done after the bridg

A machinist mills a piece of the Bay Bridge's steel saddle.
Fabrication of Saddle for Bay Bridge East Span’s Self-Anchored Suspension Span
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Members of the media were invited yesterday to tour the steel plant in Vallejo that is fabricating key parts of the saddle system that will help secure seismic gear on the new East Span of the San

Paving the Self-Anchored Suspension Span
Paving the Self-Anchored Suspension Span
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Friday, July 12, 2013