[Nfbc-info] Bay bridge to be closed in both directions

ckrugman at sbcglobal.net ckrugman at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 28 04:09:18 UTC 2009

Thought this would be of interest.

This story is taken from Sacbee / Our Region / Top Stories

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to be closed
The Associated Press 
Published Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO -- Authorities are closing down both directions of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after a cable snapped on the upper deck of the span.

California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Van Eckhardt says the bridge will be closed for at least 24 hours so crews can try to repair the cable that snapped during the evening commute.

Van Eckhardt says the closure comes after a cable and a large piece of metal fell onto the westbound direction of the roadway about around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Before the closure, traffic was already backed up into Oakland.

One person was shaken up and at last one vehicle damaged in the incident.

The cable snapped near the same section of bridge that was the scene of a big rig crash earlier this month. 


Buzz up!

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