Gabor GardonyiAnchors aweigh...Just over an hour ago, the mighty U.S.S Iowa sailed beneath the Carquinez Bridge and past Mare Island, soon to leave the bay forever on the last voyage of the "last battleship." It's a somewhat poignant moment in a long and strange journey for the 887-foot onetime p ... More >>
FasTrack? No, let's take it slow...If someone asks you what you're wearing when you phone up FasTrak with queries about your bill -- there's a good reason for that. In perhaps the most fantastically entertaining transit-related story not involving blow-up dolls being used as carpool commuters, lo ... More >>
Amazing scenes were witnessed today...A recent article in the Examiner trumpeted a claim that ought to make every San Francisco commuter of the past 75 years grateful he didn't end up unexpectedly swimming to work: "Bay Bridge Eyebar Woes Date To 1930s." But, reading the article, the premise appe ... More >>
Happier times. Faster, too.
Bridge! Bridge! More Bridge! Troubled bridge over water! Didja hear about the bridge? Sigh. Take a news quiz. 1. The city of San Francisco agreed to cough up $250,000 regarding a lawsuit stemming from a 2005 spill in which perhaps 54,000 gallons of what was leaked into ... More >>
The 1927 Carquinez Bridge also had issues with eyebars -- and agingThe Bay Bridge isn't the first local aging span to have problems with torn and failing eyebars. Yet the low traffic load and easy alternate route available to the engineers who remedied the last situation aren't applicable when it ... More >>
How much was that parking meter in the window...Big rigs! Bridges! Barack! Brobdingnagian amounts of rain! And now: Quiz! 1. How did the San Francisco Police Department describe a man who fell -- and was allegedly pushed -- out of a fifth-story window in the wee hours on Thursday? A. "Unpopular"B ... More >>
What truck mayhem will hit a Bay Area bridge today?The tried and true journalistic maxim is that it takes three instances to have a bona fide "trend." So, no, the Bay Area isn't experiencing a "trend" of big rig trucks flipping over on local bridges. But, you have to admit, the knee-jerk phrase o ... More >>