SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday he doesn’t know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.
It’s the first time the governor acknowledged serious worries about the structural integrity of the $6.4 billion project to build a new eastern span of the bridge.
Brown spoke to reporters Monday before delivering a graduation speech for University of California, Berkeley political science students.
“I drive across that bridge, too,” Brown said.
He said the administration is reviewing construction documents going back as far as the administration of former Gov. Gray Davis.