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San Fransisco Bay Bridge Falls Down! - October 28, 2009, 10:33 AM

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The California Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the bridge will remain closed indefinitely.
A spokesman for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, meanwhile, said extra trains would run during the morning commute.
The rod that fell Tuesday was erected last month during an emergency repair job. It was holding in place a saddle-like cap that had been installed over a cracked link discovered over the Labor Day weekend.
When the rod apparently snapped at about 5:30 p.m., it brought down with it a steel patch roughly 3 feet long, authorities said.
"If you look at the totality of the circumstances you've got the 5:30 commute, you have a 5,000-pound piece of steel falling out of the sky. We are so fortunate that no one was injured or killed," CHP Sgt. Trent Cross told KTVU-TV.
Officers managed to clear the Oakland-bound traffic from the lower deck of the bridge by 8 p.m. but were still clearing cars from the few remaining open lanes of the upper deck an hour later, he said.
No timetable for repairs
The bridge was closed last month over the holiday weekend while long-planned earthquake safety upgrades were being made to the bridge. When the crack was discovered, state transportation officials initially feared it would prevent them from reopening the span in time for the start of the work week.
But the unexpected work only ended up taking a few extra hours.
California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, officials had nothing to say Tuesday about what might have caused the repair job to fail. The department issued a brief statement saying only that "structural engineers and inspectors are onsite to assess the damage and will make a determination as to how long repairs will take.
"At this time, the bridge is closed until further notice," the statement said.
Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, a civil engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has spent 20 years studying the Bay Bridge, called the initial crack a "warning sign" of potentially bigger safety issues with the bridge.
"The repair they were doing was really a Band-Aid," said Astaneh-Asl, who criticized Caltrans at the time for rushing to reopen the bridge. "The Band-Aid broke, in essence."
Astaneh-Asl said the failure of the repair job demonstrates the need for a longer-term solution. The bridge's age and design make it susceptible to collapse, especially if commercial tractor-trailers are allowed to continue using it, he said.
"I think Caltrans is putting public relations ahead of public safety," he said.


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October 28, 2009, 10:36 AM

Wow....can you imagine driving home from work and having a big piece of metal smashing down on your hood. Glad nobody got hurt!





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This is not the Golden Gate Bridge


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Wow....can you imagine driving home from work and having a big piece of metal smashing down on your hood. Glad nobody got hurt!
Big piece? 5000lb piece of steel is like having a short bed truck falling on you! They have been trying to fix the bridge for years. Hate to say it but it would be better just to build a new one.


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part of it fell down


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Dang. Anyone hurt? Maybe they can use their magic crystal healing powers and channel Jerry Garcia to fix it!
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Wow, having the Bay bridge out of commission is going to kill the commute into San Fran...

And the commute into that city sucked ass, at least when I was doing it.


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For those that are to lazy to read the article a new addition to the bridge fell the other day. The new piece was recently installed as a repair to some damage found a few months ago. it was also part of some type of earthquake update. 2 cars were damaged and nobody was hurt. The bridge is real old and 280,000 cars use it everyday. traffic is fucked up and they dont know when they will re open the bridge



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if the bridge fell down then the road would be in the water....

a bar just snapped and fell into the road....lol.

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heard about this this morning. first thing i thought of....i wondered if our company will get a piece of the "re-engineering" and rebuild?? = $$$

i should ask our offices in Cali....
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