Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge joint replacement project: 29 down, two to go
Transportation
Mark Prado July 5, 2019
By Mark Prado
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority say construction crews have now replaced 29 of the 31 upper deck joints on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Stunning nighttime photos capture beauty of tough bridge work
Transportation
Mark Prado June 13, 2019
By Karl Nielsen
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Berkeley photographer Karl Nielsen ranks among the Bay Area’s most acclaimed chroniclers of major transportation projects — and the workers who deliver them. San Francisco’s soon-to-open Central Subway and the Fourth Bore of the Caldecott Tunnel are among the 21st century construction sites at which both the intimacy and the grandeur of the construction process have been captured by Karl’s camera. Nielsen’s most recent subject is the ongoing work to replace 1950s-era expansion joints on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. And this time, his artistry includes words as well as

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge third lane project recognized by foundation
Transportation
Mark Prado May 29, 2019
By Mark Prado
Third lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

The California Transportation Foundation has named the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Eastbound Third Lane Pilot Project as the Freeway/Expressway Project of the Year for 2018, work which has brought relief to commuters.

Throwback Thursday: Construction of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Transportation
Mark Prado May 16, 2019
By Mark Prado
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has been in news of late for holes in its deck, so we thought we'd take a look at the span's history.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Joint Replacement Project Hits Home Stretch
Transportation
Mark Prado May 14, 2019
By Mark Prado
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority issued the fourth of a weekly series of updates this week on the work underway to replace 31 joints on the westbound upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.