An empty oil tanker caused minor damage Monday when it struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while navigating beneath the hulking span, officials said.
The 752-foot Overseas Reymar rammed the tower about 11:20 a.m. as it headed out to sea, according to the Coast Guard and state transportation officials. It didn’t affect traffic on the busy bridge, which is the main artery between San Francisco and Oakland, Ney said.
SAN FRANCISCO — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.
The wood and iron steamship City of Chester went down on Aug. 22, 1888, after it was struck in dense fog by a larger ship.
The collision came soon after family members bid their loved ones safe passage and the Chester departed with 106 passengers for Eureka, Calif., and Portland, Ore.
Last night, San Francisco flicked the switch on a massive LED light installation on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, illuminating the span with 25,000 separate lights. The 1.8-mile-long, $8 million installation, by New York artist Leo Villareal, will be on display daily from dusk to 2 a.m. for the next two years. It's bright enough to cut through the San Francisco fog:
Stretching over 1.8 miles and rising 500 feet high, the Bay Lights is the world's largest LED light sculpture. San Francisco-based photographer David Yu recently caught a rare glimpse of the sculpture, which is attached to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, wrapped in fog.
A big rig fire on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco has shut down two lanes of traffic on the bridge for about two hours, according to local news reports. Firefighters have extinguished the blaze, but traffic delays are expected to continue and the condition of the big rig's driver is unknown.
The Golden State Warriors have released new designs for the $500-million arena they're building at the foot of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The project will be finished by 2017 This thing looks spectacular.