Prospects for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to open over the Labor Day weekend are fading fast. A Caltrans representative told KCBS, KPIX and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier in Monday’s Matier and Ross column that Labor Day is not back on the table.
The status of the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge and an updated construction schedule for the new eastern span are set to be presented at a special meet Wednesday of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
The new $6.3 billion eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge still “has a fighting chance” to open this year, despite concerns over structural issues, officials overseeing its construction said Tuesday.
The Federal Highway Administration said Monday that it had launched a probe into why seemingly undesirable bolts were used on portions of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t appear to be losing any sleep over the cracked bolts on the unopened new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, telling reporters ‘Look, sh*t happens.”
Let the countdown begin to the opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. It’s set to open the Tuesday after Labor Day 2013.
History will be made even before the opening of the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span. The original bridge will be closed for as many as five days, starting after the evening commute on August 28th and running through Labor Day.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.
Instead of getting rowdy at a demonstration or protest regarding the lack of jobs throughout the country, people can voice their discontent with the nation’s current unemployment rate on this Labor Day by simply placing an empty chair in their front yard.
The Dumbarton Bridge will be closed over the long Labor Day weekend, as new seismic joints are installed on the eastern side of the span.