This story was basically a brief summary of an article that the reporter had found on a newspapers, San Francisco Panorama, online website.
It included statistics on the estimated price of the construction for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. It summarized information as well as pulled direct quotes from the article.
The computer skills that the reported needed to create this story were very basic. All they needed to be able to do was search on the internet related articles, which they found, and summarize it.