After the Super Bowl leaves town, San Francisco can stop vandalizing corporate statues and go back to focusing on more important projects, like imagining the day the Bay Bridge bike path might finally cross the entire San Francisco Bay.
One of the largest remaining chunks of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is coming down tomorrow, as engineers continue to dismantle the aging piece of infrastructure. But how to protect the fish and other wildlife in the area as it gets taken down? By blowing bubbles.
The single cable supporting the barely two-year-old eastern span of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge could be facing very real corrosion dangers, the lead designer of the $6.4 billion project warns.
We take giant manmade structures for granted. Whether erected in decades long gone or constructed anew from a distance, they are just there. When Joseph Blum set out to photograph the building of the new Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland, he wanted to get face to face with action bringing such a project…
Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers gives out an award to celebrate the sheer size and complexity and awesomeness of infrastructure projects built by Americans. From an Antarctic research station on hydraulic stilts to an flyover railroad crossing, this year's five finalists are truly remarkable.
To us, the bridge is a way to get across the water, but to cormorants in San Francisco Bay, the old Bay Bridge is home sweet home. And the 800 protected birds currently nesting there are not very keen on moving to the new Bay Bridge span—despite its shiny $700,000 bird "condos." If Caltrans can't lure the cormorants…
In the battle royale between landmark San Francisco bridges, the Golden Gate will probably always get the glory. But after seventy years, its sister span to the east is coming into its own. The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress is an upcoming exhibition at the city's De Young Museum that chronicles the earliest days of…
Now that the new Bay Bridge is here, what to do with the old one...? Is the slow and expensive demolition of the iconic structure really the best or even most cost-effective answer? A handful of local proposals have emerged, both earnest and speculative, hoping to find perhaps at least some useful future for the now…
It’s been almost a month now since the brand new eastern span of the Bay Bridge officially opened for traffic—24 years and nearly $6.4 billion since 1989’s Loma Prieta earthquake collapsed a section of the original. Now they stand side-by-side, but not for (too) long; a “construction and demolition” plan is underway…
Choose: you can watch the video below to see the 11.5 years that took to build the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge compressed down to four minutes OR just watch the four-second GIF above for four minutes. Life is short, my friends.
Compared to the soon-to-be-completed Eastern span, the Bay Bridge's Western length is looking a bit plain. But artist Leo Villareal wants to brighten it up with 25,000 LED's—he just needs $7 million first.
The Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland may not be as iconic as the Golden Gate but it's a vital traffic artery nonetheless. So how do you reconstruct the span without delaying its 280,000 daily commuters? Very carefully.
When the Eastern Span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge is replaced in mid-2013, it will be the world's longest self-anchored suspension bridge. To hold the cables that hold the road, crews have just installed a gargantuan 450-ton cable saddle.
The San Francisco Bay Bridge, a marvel of engineering when it was constructed in the 1930s, is now crumbling and unstable. As construction teams work on replacing it with another bridge, architects suggest ways the abandoned span could be reused.
San Francisco's Bay Bridge is getting a makeover that will leave a large portion of the old bridge unused, but still standing strong. Now two architects are proposing that the city build a neighborhood on it.