Tens of thousands of cyclists across the Bay Area took to the streets for a zero emission commute on Bike to Work Day yesterday. Over 190 Energizer Stations were strategically placed around the Bay to support the event.
Update: Tower Footing Arrives
The last two massive concrete deck segments that make up the Skyway of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span were lifted into place mid-morning on December 7 in a balancing act that is an engineering achievement in itself.
Richmond — The resurfacing of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge deck is proceeding smoothly, and is in fact ahead of schedule. Caltrans is now proceeding with the final phase of the project, and expects all work to be complete by mid-November.
These two time-lapse movies, created by Glenn Fleming of Caltrans, depict the pile-driving process for the foundations of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
As part of its West Approach Seismic Retrofit Project, Caltrans will perform major demolition work on the Bay Bridge over Labor Day weekend. The eastbound direction (the lower deck from San Francisco to the East Bay) of the Bay Bridge will be closed to traffic from 11:59 p.m.
Thanks to the extra buck drivers now pay in bridge tolls since Regional Measure 2 took effect last year, people without cars can get across the bay long after BART stops running.
A field test of a project that provides alternative modes of transportation for employees who leave their cars at home launched at Contra Costa Centre Transit Village and other businesses around the Pleasant Hill BART station this month.