Carquinez Bridge

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    U.S.S. Iowa Sails Out of Bay on "Last Mission" (Photos)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Phone Sex Line Greets FasTrak Callers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Engineers Baffled By Claims Bay Bridge Suffering From 75-Year-Old Design Flaw

    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 >>

  • Dining

    January 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Bay Bridge Rupture Reminiscent of Carquinez Eyebar Failure in 1970s

    The 1927 Carquinez Bridge also had issues with eyebars -- and aging​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    What Bay Area Bridge Will Feature an Upended Big Rig Truck Today?

    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 >>

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    Fear, Loathing, and Non Sequiturs at Chico State

    Or, how humanoids, hemp, and Ralph Nader will save us from Propositions I, L, and M

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