A dedicated bike and pedestrian trail connecting the East Bay and San Francisco has been in the works for over a decade.
Kitten, stuck under car, survives ride across Bay Bridge to Berkeley
The brave little gray cat will likely be put up for adoption in July.
Berkeley photographer channels Hokusai for ’36 views of the Bay Bridge’
Chestnut Street, San Francisco. Photo: David Garnick David Garnick doesn’t remember how many times he drove back and forth over the Bay Bridge on a wet, windswept day to capture a particular photograph he was striving for, but he remembers the toll charges were pretty steep. The result, a shot of the soaring cables and […]
Berkeley asphalt plant emissions dangerous, say residents
Residents allege that the Lehigh Hanson asphalt plant at 699 Virginia St. in West Berkeley is emitting dangerous fumes. Photo: Charles Siler Residents allege that the Lehigh Hanson asphalt plant at 699 Virginia St. in West Berkeley is emitting dangerous fumes. Photo: Charles Siler A small group of West Berkeley homeowners gathered at City Hall on Monday this week to […]
New bay bridge span: It’s for bikes and pedestrians too
Photo: Nancy Rubin Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin was lucky enough to be one of the first to cross the new eastern span of the bay bridge, not in a vehicle but on foot. To find out more about the span’s bicycle and pedestrian path, visit Bay Bridge Info online. Photo: Nancy Rubin Photo: Nancy […]
In stunning photos: 1st vehicles cross new bay bridge
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom was one of the first to cross the new, eastern span of the Bay Bridge, in a vintage car. Photo: Pete Rosos It was meant to happen at 5 a.m this morning, but officials, and those who had worked so hard to complete construction of the new eastern span of the […]
New Bay Bridge opens, and a safer route to the East Bay
Suspension part of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Photo: Pete Rosos It’s open: after 12 years of construction, and at a cost of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge carried its first, eager travelers safely over the water last night, at around 10:15 p.m., just under seven hours […]
How horrible was your commute into San Francisco?
The hulf of the burned out truck on I-80. Photo: Reavey Fike A big rig carrying sushi, rice and other food blew out a tire and caught on fire around 5:45 a.m. Monday, closing three lanes on the Interstate 80 skyway near the Fremont Street off ramp. Traffic from the East Bay into San Francisco […]
New Bay Bridge span: 2 minutes, 3 years of building
After 11 years of construction, and 23 years after the Loma Prieta earthquake took part of it out, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is nearly done. Caltrans plans to open the bridge to traffic this September. While we wait for the opening, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has released a fascinating 2-minute timelapse […]
Lightning strikes Bay Bridge in midst of dramatic storm
Lightning strikes the Bay Bridge on Thursday night. Photo: ABC Bay Area News Last night’s impressive thunderstorm has created rivers of rainwater flowing down many Berkeley streets and flooded backyards. The lightning that accompanied the deluge also made for some stunning photographs. The image above is one of several shot by ABC Bay Area News. […]
View from the water: New span of Bay Bridge takes shape
A good way to get up close to the new east span of the Bay Bridge is to take to the water.
Sneak peek: Up close on the new Bay Bridge span
The end of the new span looking towards Treasure Island. All photos: Robert Trachtenberg. Berkeleysider Robert Trachtenberg was lucky enough to be invited recently to join a special field trip with one of the engineers for the new span of the Bay Bridge. He shared his photographs with Berkeleyside… This section will carry cables. Temporary […]