SFgate reports the crack is two inches thick and halfway through the eye bar (not i-beam). With this problem happening, it is possible that the Bay Bridge may not reopen on-time on Tuesday.
While a possible delay of reopening the bridge might suck, let's think of the brighter side of this situation:
- Without the inspection crew doing a thorough job, this problem could have turned worse if they permitted traffic to run through and the bridge had collapsed.
- More people are taking public transit to get around town, this helps the transit agencies with record low budget deficits.
- Also, taking public transit relieves the traffic pressures and pollution.