As part of a continuing effort to improve safety and efficiency, a closed circuit television (CCTV) system was tested on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Four television cameras were installed on the upper deck of the West Bay suspension spans. These cameras provide the opportunity to monitor traffic on two miles of roadway from a central location, and to detect and dispatch help to traffic incidents. The objective of the test was to evaluate both the technical feasibility of CCTV and its effectiveness in speeding up the detection and removal of disabled vehicles. It was concluded that the closed circuit television is technically feasible and is an effective tool for traffic surveillance on the Bay Bridge. /Modified author abstract/

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Public Works

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • MacCalden, MSJ
    • Anderson, R W G
    • MORSHED, M M
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1974 12:00AM