Watch a BMW driver in an Elmo shirt assault reporter with fat jokes

Any TV interview that ends with an effeminate BMW driver in an Elmo t-shirt screaming "Call 1-800-GET-THIN chubby butt!" is a good one, so respect the San Francisco cameraman at KRON-TV for holding his own against this law-breaking driver on the Bay Bridge. » 11/02/11 2:00pm 11/02/11 2:00pm

Bay Bridge Bomb Standoff Gives Amazing Stopped Traffic Shot

A man, distraught over his marriage, parked his Explorer on San Francisco's Bay Bridge claiming he filled it with explosives. He eventually turned himself in, but not before causing this insane traffic jam. [Sky1Ron via BusinessInsider] » 11/11/10 12:00pm 11/11/10 12:00pm

Cable Snaps On Aging San Francisco Bay Bridge

The emergency Labor Day weekend repairs to the San Francisco Bay Bridge failed yesterday when a cable snapped, sending debris into traffic below. Luckily nobody was injured, but the bridge has been closed indefinitely by Caltrans. Details, more pictures, below. » 10/28/09 10:00am 10/28/09 10:00am

The Bay Bridge Repair That Didn't Make Headlines

When a broken link on the San Francisco Bay bridge was found over Labor Day weekend, the repair was a drama-filled race against time. What we didn't show you was the planned work taking place. It was even more impressive. » 9/11/09 1:00pm 9/11/09 1:00pm

Time-Lapse Video Of Bay Bridge Construction

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is six months older than the Golden Gate and is undergoing a long-term replacement. This weekend a new 7,000-ton steel section was dropped into place. Photos and a time-lapse video below. » 9/09/09 2:30pm 9/09/09 2:30pm

Cush-Ride Suspension of Belief

Back when we lived Oakland work sometimes carried us over the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island to spray umber and ocher colored water about sets. Even though the island was only halfway across the bridge, getting there required paying the full bridge toll! While sitting in traffic the idea of a personal hovercraft was… » 6/12/07 2:00pm 6/12/07 2:00pm

Question of the Day: What's the Worst Thing You've Done to Other…

Today's news of the Bay Bridge melting got our little mind to thinking of a time when we were a much younger Jalop. It was boom-time in San Francisco (1997) and we were dot com-ing our ass off. One morning we had to go to Emeryville (the scene of today's meltdown) which meant the Bay Bridge. Trying to be smart, we… » 4/30/07 3:00pm 4/30/07 3:00pm

The Mighty Bay Bridge

There's a photograph of the bridge abutment between the two suspension spans of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the liner notes of Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy that I've always loved. Because while the Golden Gate may be the most perfectly beautiful bridge ever built, it's also kind of crap. First of… » 2/01/07 2:30pm 2/01/07 2:30pm

Eastbound is Down: Bay Area Traffic Not as Bad as Expected Due to…

For those of you who never did time in the Bay Area, we'll lay it straight out: when the Bay Bridge is closed, the normally bad traffic goes from indigestion to amoebic dysentery. And to demolish the old Western Approach to the hoary gray workhorse (and actually our favorite bridge anywhere (yes, we love you, too, … » 9/03/06 9:00am 9/03/06 9:00am

A Seven-Axle Civic? Bay Area Motorists Charged Big Rig Toll Rates

CalTrans officials have egg on their faces after admitting that their FasTrak automatic toll-payment system has intermittently charging drivers of automobiles a $12.50 toll the going rate for a seven-axle semi truck. The problem? Simple cleaning. The glass protecting the system's bank of lasers known as a "light… » 10/11/05 4:34am 10/11/05 4:34am

East Bound, Burned Down: Coors Truck Goes Up in Smoke on Bay Bridge

We love the Bay Bridge. We have many, many fond memories of being stuck in traffic, having our alternator crap out in the rain just past the tollgates and thus missing AFI play a secret set at Bottom of the Hill, of loony drivers jockeying for position in the toll lanes, prospective suicide jumpers making us late for… » 9/16/05 12:16pm 9/16/05 12:16pm