BAY BRIDGE REOPENED
Sounds like work crews were able to re-open the Bay Bridge about a half hour ago, two hours behind their original schedule but nearly a day ahead of what the folks at Caltrans said it would take them to fix a cracked steel “eyebar” link in the East Span.
Caltrans is telling commuters to check 511.org for transit and transportation updates.
The bridge had been closed Thursday night so crews could cut out a 300-foot section of the East Span and replace it with a temporary detour so they can finish putting the permanent span in place. The original plan was to reopen it at 5 a.m. today, but that was put on hold so crews could fix the cracked link.
You can catch the whole story, with video simulations of your drive and Twitter updates, on the Bay Bridge Info website.