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Toll Authority Confirms New Bay Bridge To Open Labor Day Weekend!

According to CBS San Francisco:

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Top transportation officials voted Thursday to open the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge by Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day.

They recommended a five-day closure to complete construction of the span from the night of Aug. 28 to the morning of Sept. 3.

The decision on the opening weekend was first reported Wednesday by KPIX 5.Members of the state Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee were setting the new date in the wake of a report by the Federal Highway Administration that says making a temporary fix to bolt problems on the new span will make it safe for traffic and it should be put in place as quickly as possible.

The $6.4 billion span is aimed at making the Bay Bridge seismically safe in light of the damage it sustained in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and transportation officials had planned for many years to open it on Labor Day.

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