bay-bridge-s-curve.jpgAll lanes along the Bay Bridge’s upper deck are now open after a gravel spill prompted a three-hour closure along the bridge’s S-Curve, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP issued a Sig-alert a short time after a truck spilled large amounts of asphalt on the bridge around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, causing three right lanes near the bridge’s S-curve to close as crews cleaned up the spill.

Just after midnight, traffic remained backed up toward University Avenue in Berkeley, and motorists heading toward the Bay Bridge were advised to expect more than an hour-long delay.

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  • rollingstone

    I was stuck on the bridge from 9:30pm to 11:40pm on the evening of Saturday, July 14, a little over 2 hours. I had driven past a notification that there was an “accident” and to use alternate routes to SF but there was nothing about all 5 lanes being closed to clear the asphalt.

    It was horrible last night. And I want to see the company that was responsible for transporting the asphalt sued or at least shamed.

    A white diesel truck hauling 2 dump trucks carrying the asphalt was responsible for the spill, apparently a car had cut off the truck as it was approaching the S-curve.

    More likely, the truck was going way too fast, and lost its load trying to navigate/slow down in time for the stupid S-curve.

    The white diesel truck with the 2 dump trucks filled with asphalt was an accident waiting to happen and should be sued for having put the public at risk.

    What was it doing driving at 8:20pm on a Saturday night?

    It ruined my Sat night and that of thousands of other drivers who thought the traffic going across the Bay Bridge would be light but found a sig-alert instead, having to spend 2 hours in brutal parking lot type conditions just sitting and going 1 foot a minute.

    I called the CHP and found out that the SF log number from the CHP is: 1956 dated July 14,2012 and there is no info about the driver, or the name of the company that hired the driver and the trucks to carry the asphalt.

    idiots!

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    s-curve, bay bridge, asphalt spill, sig-alert, cal trans, July 14, saturday night, CHP, ruined Saturday evening

  • rollingstone

    I was stuck on the bridge from 9:30pm to 11:40pm on the evening of Saturday, July 14, a little over 2 hours. I had driven past a notification that there was an “accident” and to use alternate routes to SF but there was nothing about all 5 lanes being closed to clear the asphalt.

    It was horrible last night. And I want to see the company that was responsible for transporting the asphalt sued or at least shamed.

    A white diesel truck hauling 2 dump trucks carrying the asphalt was responsible for the spill, apparently a car had cut off the truck as it was approaching the S-curve.

    More likely, the truck was going way too fast, and lost its load trying to navigate/slow down in time for the stupid S-curve.

    The white diesel truck with the 2 dump trucks filled with asphalt was an accident waiting to happen and should be sued for having put the public at risk.

    What was it doing driving at 8:20pm on a Saturday night?

    It ruined my Sat night and that of thousands of other drivers who thought the traffic going across the Bay Bridge would be light but found a sig-alert instead, having to spend 2 hours in brutal parking lot type conditions just sitting and going 1 foot a minute.

    I called the CHP and found out that the SF log number from the CHP is: 1956 dated July 14,2012 and there is no info about the driver, or the name of the company that hired the driver and the trucks to carry the asphalt.

    idiots!

    Search words:

    s-curve, bay bridge, asphalt spill, sig-alert, cal trans, July 14, saturday night, CHP, ruined Saturday evening