Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6:23 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Crane working on new Bay Bridge span falls

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 21, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.

investigators-approach-the-scene-where-a-crane-overturned-onto-a-barge-and-into-san-francisco-bay-seen-from-clipper-cove-on-treasure-island-thursday-feb-21-2013-in-san-francisco-a-crane-tipped-over-while-working-on-the-new-eastern-span-of-the-san-francisco-oakland-bay-bridge-on-thursday-afternoon-but-there-were-no-injuries-and-nothing-leaked-into-the-bay-authorities-said-the-crane-was-on-a-barge-underneath-the-new-span-helping-to-remove-a-temporary-support-structure-and-was-holding-a-piece-of-the-structure-when-it-fell-around-noon-thursday-according-to-bridge-spokesman-andrew-gordon-gordon-said-officials-are-investigating-what-caused-the-crane-to-tip-over-and-whether-the-new-span-was-damaged-at-all-the-new-bridge-is-expected-to-open-over-labor-day-weekend-it-will-connect-oakland-to-treasure-island-and-replace-the-eastern-span-that-was-damaged-during-the-1989-loma-prieta-earthquake

Investigators approach the scene where a crane overturned onto a barge and into San Francisco Bay, seen from Clipper Cove on Treasure Island Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in San Francisco. A crane tipped over while working on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Thursday afternoon, but there were no injuries and nothing leaked into the bay, authorities said. The crane was on a barge underneath the new span helping to remove a temporary support structure and was holding a piece of the structure when it fell around noon Thursday, according to bridge spokesman Andrew Gordon. Gordon said officials are investigating what caused the crane to tip over and whether the new span was damaged at all. The new bridge is expected to open over Labor Day weekend. It will connect Oakland to Treasure Island and replace the eastern span that was damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

— A crane tipped over while working on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Thursday, but there were no injuries and nothing leaked into the bay, authorities said.

The crane was on a barge underneath the new span helping to remove a temporary support structure and was holding a piece of the structure when it fell around noon, according to bridge spokesman Andrew Gordon.

Gordon said officials were investigating what caused the crane to tip over and whether the new span was damaged.

The new bridge is expected to open over Labor Day weekend. It will connect Oakland to Treasure Island and replace a structure that was damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

The supports the crane was taking down were installed years ago to hold up the bridge superstructure during construction, according to Bay Area Toll Authority spokesman John Goodwin.

Goodwin said when the cabling system for the suspension span was installed last year, the weight of the bridge transferred to the cable system and the temporary supports were no longer needed.

Their removal was expected to take months. The process had begun in the past couple of weeks, Goodwin said.

Comments on: Crane working on new Bay Bridge span falls

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Sales

    pine bluff, batesville, hot springs areas need one fulltime ...
    Pine Bluff, AR

  • Teachers

    Lee County School District is accepting applications for:Sec...
    MARIANNA, AR

  • Criminal justice ins

    tructorOzarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas, seeks qualifie...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Special education

    online charter school seeks:• TeachersPreferred certificatio...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Front desk needed in little rock

    . Must be personable & motivated. Fax resume to 501-663-8308...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 846 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online