BREAKING: Bay Bridge opens after all

opening_bridgeThe Bay Bridge opened this morning at 7:00 a.m. after emergency repairs to a cracked i-bar, despite earlier predictions by CalTrans that the fix would take until Wednesday morning. Live video feed of the new 300-foot section of the birdge.

“Everything went perfect” with the emergency repair job to the span, said Dam Himrick, president of bridge contractor C.C. Myers.

The illustration, from, shows Highway Patrol cars leading the first traffic across the bridge at sunrise this morning.

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