Bay Bridge http://kalw.org en New Bay Bridge still shaky? An Interview with journalist Jaxon Van Derbeken http://kalw.org/post/new-bay-bridge-still-shaky-interview-journalist-jaxon-van-derbeken <p></p><p>The latest news of possible problems on the new Bay Bridge? Steel rods anchoring the 6.5 billion dollar span have shifted and might threaten its stability in the case of an earthquake.</p><p></p><p>This is just the most recent in a laundry list of problems on the bridge. In recent months, Caltrans has come under fire for faulty welds, failed rods, and leaky decks. <a href="http://www.sfchronicle.com/author/jaxon-van-derbeken/">Jaxon Van Derbeken</a>, an award-winning reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, has reported <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-Bay-Bridge-span-s-dirty-secret-stains-with-a-5613867.php">extensively</a> on the <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-Bay-Bridge-defect-could-be-trouble-in-5482092.php#src=fb">Bay Bridge</a>. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:37 +0000 Ben Trefny 46874 at http://kalw.org New Bay Bridge still shaky? An Interview with journalist Jaxon Van Derbeken The glory that was the original Bay Bridge http://kalw.org/post/glory-was-original-bay-bridge <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6b2d59a1-4cb0-e2b4-ffe6-f27ea9f99a45" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Nearly 80 years ago t</span></span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1;">he Bay Bridge was described in a live broadcast on NBC Radio as “the largest, longest, and greatest completed highway bridge in the world.”</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:35:43 +0000 Steven Short 31932 at http://kalw.org The glory that was the original Bay Bridge Experts raise concern about Bay Bridge rods http://kalw.org/post/experts-raise-concern-about-bay-bridge-rods <div class="article-description" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 23.75px;"><p style="margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.5em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Two Bay Area engineers have released Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:12:49 +0000 Isabel Angell 36918 at http://kalw.org Experts raise concern about Bay Bridge rods Old Bay Bridge is coming down, without a bang http://kalw.org/post/old-bay-bridge-coming-down-without-bang <p class="p1">The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge stands empty. Its job is done. Now it’s time for it to come down, and the man overseeing the demolition is Bill Howe, senior engineer with Caltrans.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:59:30 +0000 Isabel Angell 35903 at http://kalw.org Old Bay Bridge is coming down, without a bang Getting to San Francisco the old-fashioned way http://kalw.org/post/getting-san-francisco-old-fashioned-way <p></p><p>The BART strike earlier this week left a lot of us scrambling to find a way from point A to point B. To get where we needed to go, we stood in casual carpool lines, boarded unfamiliar buses, and braved brutal traffic on overloaded bridges. But not everybody got to work on wheels.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:53:51 +0000 Julie Caine 5890 at http://kalw.org Getting to San Francisco the old-fashioned way