SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Transportation officials said they will decide by July 10th if the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open as scheduled on Labor Day weekend.
The bridge’s broken bolts and how to handle their repair were at the forefront of Wednesday’s Bay Area Toll Authority meeting at Metropolitan Transportation Commission headquarters in Oakland.
If the opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is delayed due to the broken bolt problem, it could be next year before it can carry traffic.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Hemminger said the Labor Day Weekend opening was scheduled in part because a long holiday closure would allow time for finishing work and to tie the span to the Oakland touchdown.
Favorable weather to complete the work is also a factor.
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