Bay Bridge Update: Closed For The Weekend
San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge got closed yesterday due to a cable accident and remained closed throughout the day today. California transportation officials are saying that the reopening of the bridge is still uncertain. but likely will not be ready for the Friday morning commute. There are reports that high winds were interfering with the repairing effort yesterday. The safety of the bridge will have to be tested before any vehicles are allowed to use it. Meanwhile, yesterday's and today's commute has been a complicated one for San Francisco residents.
Construction crews are continuing their non-stop work to repair, once and for all, this troublesome part of the Bay Bridge. The winds that delayed the project Wednesday are gone. The welding is complete and now it's time to lift two new 80 foot long rods into place to replace the ones that along with a crossbeam came crashing down on Tuesday evening.
"We do not have a definitive time at this point whether it will be available for the evening commute because there are still too many unknowns. The testing has to go well, the final construction has to go well, there are still a few things out in front of us," said Caltrans spokesperson Bart Ney.
An update is expected from California Transportation Ministry at 5:30 PM local time.
The Bay Bridge will remain closed for the weekend as Transport Ministry staff continue to make minor adjustments and test the Bridge
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