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Old 09-02-2009, 07:45 PM
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In case you missed the radio spots, the TV spots, the newscasts, the highway signage and/or your next door neighbor, the Bay Bridge will be closed starting tomorrow night and thru the w/e.

From the other thread:

The Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge (80) will be closed for earthquake retro-fitting starting tomorrow night thru the holiday w/e and (hopefully) will be re-opening Tuesday morning in time for the commute.

What earthquake you might ask???

The 1989 earthquake!

Yep, they are still dicking around with that thing...

Sure, the immediate repairs took almost a year, but the actual retro-fitting has still been under way all this time. Twenty years!!!

What a joke!!!

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ABoater View Post
In case you missed the radio spots, the TV spots, the newscasts, the highway signage and/or your next door neighbor, the Bay Bridge will be closed starting tomorrow night and thru the w/e.

From the other thread:

The Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge (80) will be closed for earthquake retro-fitting starting tomorrow night thru the holiday w/e and (hopefully) will be re-opening Tuesday morning in time for the commute.

What earthquake you might ask???

The 1989 earthquake!

Yep, they are still dicking around with that thing...

Sure, the immediate repairs took almost a year, but the actual retro-fitting has still been under way all this time. Twenty years!!!

What a joke!!!

Good luck!
A very skewed report.

For those who don't know, the Bay Bridge is a huge, long bridge with two main parts, separated by an island. The "eastern span" is a cantilevered bridge, and was the part that experienced a very severe failure in the '89 quake. The western span is a suspension bridge.

They are building a completely new eastern span; new bridge is a suspension bridge. This weekend's work is to install a short "detour" section that people will use until the new bridge is complete.

This is not just some "retrofitting" that is implied in the post. While you can certainly classify it as retrofitting, that "retrofitting" is the construction of an enormous, brand new suspension bridge to replace the old one. Not an easy task at all.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:47 AM
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Why the hell are they closing it over Labor Day Weekend? Whose brilliant idea was THAT?
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:21 AM
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Why the hell are they closing it over Labor Day Weekend? Whose brilliant idea was THAT?
Believe it or not, that is the window in the year that statistically has the lowest amount of traffic.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:28 PM
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And what they have also done is scheduled one of the alternate bridge routes, the San Mateo Bridge (I-92), to be closed in the west bound direction for repair work this weekend as well!

I'm glad that I'm heading south to Pismo Beach in the morning. About the only time they close that down is for the occassional shark attack.

And they haven't had one of those in a year or two...
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Originally Posted by lingcod View Post
Believe it or not, that is the window in the year that statistically has the lowest amount of traffic.






Yeah, that is true.

Three of the past four Labor Day weekends have had Bay Bridge closures due to the bridge work.

I recall that I read that we'll have about another three years of construction ahead of us.
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Well, the knuckleheads are at it again!

The Bay Bridge has been closed since wednesday due to one of the repairs that they did over the Labor Day w/e failing. Thankfully, no one was killed when steel parts came crashing down to the roadway during the evening commute!

Now Moe, Larry and Curly are pointing fingers at each other over who is to blame for the most recent failure!

In the meantme, the bridge remains closed until further notice!

And next week, the bridge board will be voting on whether or not they will raise the toll to $5!

You wanna bet which way they will vote???

20 years of nonsense...

Hollywood writers couldn't come up with stuff this good!!!
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