A new span of the San Francisco- Oakland Bay Bridge will open to traffic on Sept. 3, a day after the U.S. Labor Day holiday and 11 years after work began, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said.
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, since 1936 the main artery between San Francisco and the rest of the country, will close tonight as crews ready the $6.4 billion replacement of its earthquake-damaged eastern span.
At 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Day 2009, nurse Tiffany Gourley was called to a room at the Windmill Manor nursing home in Coralville, Iowa. She found a 78-year-old male resident who had just had intercourse with an 87-year-old woman. The man, a former college professor, was divorced. The woman, a retired secretary, was married. Both had dementia.
Engineers spotted “hundreds” of cracks in welds on parts produced for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in 2008 and were encouraged to stay quiet rather than delay the $6.4 billion project, according to a California Senate committee report.
Bonds sold to finance the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and other structures near the California cities traded at their widest penalty to benchmark municipal debt since 2012 after the opening of the $6.3 billion east span was delayed.