BayBridgeInfo: Looks like they were tweeting from this morning’s press briefing: “Tie rods will also be strapped to eyebars to prevent them from falling again, crossbar is being welded to saddle on #baybridge” “No opening estimate yet on #baybridge” “Four high strength tie bars to be added next, tie rods will be isolated so they cannot vibrate” “Crews worked throughtout night to finish welding and placement of steel plates, all welding on #baybridge should be done by 8 am”
511: Bay Bridge REMAINS CLOSEDin Both Directions “Caltrans is unable to predict the time of the bridge re-opening and is recommending travelers plan for alternative commutes on Thursday morning and evening”
Chron: Fix it right, Caltrans A shocking, controversial editorial in which things like “The span must be fixed quickly and safely” and “It’s time for Caltrans, the state agency that operates the bridge, to get the job done right.” I certainly hope the Chronicle hasn’t laid off all their mailroom workers because we predict a maelstrom of letters over this one!
CBS5: No Word On When Bay Bridge Will Reopen Wednesday night’s commute was packed, contractors hope to be done by noon today, followed by “several hours minimum of safety testing either by x-ray test, stress test, or some other measure.”
ABC7: MTC picking up tab for Bay Bridge closure a kind of interesting by the numbers report. Adding additional ferries will cost $20K+! Wow. Boats are not cheap.
ABC7: Bay Bridge closed indefinitely The contractor doing the repair work says “I don’t imagine exactly their contemplation was or what they planned with the original fix,” referring to the Labor Day weekend emergency repair.
KCBS: No Word on When Bridge Will Reopen Contractor says “We’re using new materials, with a design change. It’s a ball and socket type of thing, as opposed to flat on flat,” engineer says “Caltrans should close the bridge to heavy trucks until engineers can ensure that the span is structurally safe.”
Our coverage to date:
— Free Skating In Jack London Square For Ferry Riders Through Saturday
— Bridge Work Continues, Berkeley Engineer Questions Repair Strategy
— Your End Of Day Bay Bridge Roundup: Feds Summoned To Investigate, Noon Thursday Reopen Proposed
— Video: We Talk Bridge With Brock Keeling
— Noontime Bay Bridge Grab Bag: Wind Impeding Repairs, BART Ridership Up 49% Today
— BART “in discussions” To Run Overnight, Wants Caltrans Reimbursement
— How Was Your Commute?
— Free Hot Dogs With BART, Transbay, TransLink Pass Or Ticket At Zog’s Today
— What’s Everybody Saying About The Bay Bridge Closure This Morning?
— Bay Bridge To Be “Closed Indefinitely”, Here’s A List Of Transit Alternatives