SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Caltrans plans to begin making repairs Tuesday to Bay Bridge fenders that were damaged when an oil tanker struck the bridge earlier this month.
The tanker, the Overseas Reymar, hit the easternmost tower on the bridge’s western span around 11:20 a.m. on Jan. 7.
There was no oil spill, and no one aboard the 752-foot vessel was injured, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The fender system worked as it was intended to, and the structure of the bridge was not damaged, according to Caltrans.
The damage to the fender system was estimated at somewhere between $2 million and $3 million.