Bay Area’s Brand New San Francisco-Oakland Bridge Will Open Tuesday
After $6.4 billion and 15 years, this new bridge had better open Tuesday without a hitch.
Excerpt from WNYC
At 8 p.m. last night, the last car drove across the original eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. If everything goes according to schedule, the new, blinding white span will open to the public on Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. Pacific Time.
The closure gives construction crews time to finally connect the freeway and island approaches to the new bridge. With the Bay Area’s busiest bridge closed, hundreds of thousands of commuters will be looking for a different way across the Bay.