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Flaneur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-27-09 11:31 PM
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19. I was going over the bridge toward Oakland when this happened.
It was on the upper level--going toward San Francisco. I heard about it on the radio as I crossed the bridge.
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  -S.F. Bay Bridge closed after rod snaps, cars hit villager  Oct-27-09 10:20 PM   #0 
  - Wasn't that bridge pretty much rebuilt 20 years ago after the earthquake?  notadmblnd   Oct-27-09 10:23 PM   #1 
  - It collapsed in the 1989 earthquake and was rebuilt  Geoff R. Casavant   Oct-27-09 10:26 PM   #2 
  - It's from the work they did over Labor Day weekend this year. n/t  Gormy Cuss   Oct-27-09 10:30 PM   #5 
  - Yep, it's just cables and connectors related to temporary work done recently.  NYC_SKP   Oct-27-09 10:42 PM   #9 
     - Well that fast fix was  burrowowl   Oct-27-09 11:08 PM   #15 
  - Only a section was damaged and that was repaired weeks after the earthquake  Auggie   Oct-27-09 10:30 PM   #6 
  - No. It's in the process of being replaced  Auggie   Oct-27-09 10:28 PM   #4 
  - How dare you berate the steel of the WTC Towers!  Grinchie   Oct-28-09 02:10 AM   #31 
  - Only the Western Span, the Eastern Span where this happened will be replaced  CreekDog   Oct-28-09 12:00 AM   #24 
  - Reconcile: "Bay Bridge closed after rod snaps", "the parts that fell were two high-strength rods"  truthisfreedom   Oct-27-09 10:28 PM   #3 
  - Oops.  Bette Noir   Oct-27-09 10:37 PM   #7 
  - Ahh, but we got low bid!  OffWithTheirHeads   Oct-27-09 10:39 PM   #8 
  - Welcome to commuter hell  KamaAina   Oct-27-09 10:43 PM   #10 
  - Plus the San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges  Gormy Cuss   Oct-27-09 10:48 PM   #11 
  - Well, technically, yes  KamaAina   Oct-27-09 10:51 PM   #12 
     - And the new commuters ADD to the already hideous 280/101 traffic  Gormy Cuss   Oct-27-09 10:54 PM   #13 
        - look at San Mateo Bridge traffic right now at 1030pm:  CreekDog   Oct-28-09 12:28 AM   #28 
  - An entrepreneur opportunity?  Doremus   Oct-27-09 10:55 PM   #14 
  - Probably a good day to be a boat owner.  Ignis   Oct-27-09 11:19 PM   #17 
  - Naw, that's more of a North Bay opportunity.  Sirveri   Oct-28-09 12:41 AM   #29 
  - BART will be unbelievable.  Ignis   Oct-27-09 11:17 PM   #16 
  - A lot of people never watch tv news and don't read a paper, listen to ipods for music  CreekDog   Oct-28-09 12:06 AM   #26 
  - BART wasn't too bad today  dana_b   Oct-28-09 11:53 AM   #43 
  - Well actually ....  Techn0Girl   Oct-27-09 11:40 PM   #20 
  - San Mateo is closer than Dumbarton  ChrisF66   Oct-27-09 11:53 PM   #22 
  - In reality it will add a LOT more than 30 minutes.  musette_sf   Oct-27-09 11:57 PM   #23 
     - Yep. The San Mateo bridge crossing alone is usually 15 minutes at rush hour. Today it was 50.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-28-09 10:46 PM   #61 
  - Tomorrow's commute is going to suck mightily.  musette_sf   Oct-27-09 11:52 PM   #21 
  - San Mateo Bridge isn't a great option when the Bay Bridge is closed  CreekDog   Oct-28-09 12:02 AM   #25 
  - Karma for making fun of Fresno  Le Taz Hot   Oct-28-09 09:47 AM   #38 
  - k i c k  defendandprotect   Oct-27-09 11:28 PM   #18 
  - I was going over the bridge toward Oakland when this happened.  Flaneur   Oct-27-09 11:31 PM   #19 
  - Some engineer put their stamp of approval on that  tomm2thumbs   Oct-28-09 12:19 AM   #27 
  - I saw the car on the news tonight...brutal  mackerel   Oct-28-09 01:19 AM   #30 
  - You may have touched on an interesting story.  hedgehog   Oct-28-09 10:07 AM   #39 
  - Hate to offer an alternative to the Nasty Commute predictions, but..  Grinchie   Oct-28-09 02:39 AM   #32 
  - My daughter just takes the Bart.  JTFrog   Oct-28-09 03:27 AM   #33 
  - "*The* BART"  CreekDog   Oct-28-09 12:32 PM   #46 
     - Bah...  JTFrog   Oct-28-09 03:39 PM   #55 
  - For you, sure... For others, maybe not so much.  architect359   Oct-28-09 09:36 AM   #36 
  - Actually, their is nothing stopping you from doing just that  Grinchie   Oct-28-09 02:07 PM   #49 
  - A couple of possibilities....  WriteDown   Oct-28-09 10:10 AM   #40 
  - A lot of jobs won't wait.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-28-09 10:26 AM   #41 
  - That's a description of Wage Slavery, and of course it's not "Luxurious"  Grinchie   Oct-28-09 02:25 PM   #50 
     - It's nice to be able to step back and reassess your job like that  Gormy Cuss   Oct-28-09 02:50 PM   #54 
  - There are still jobs that require one's physical presence  Retrograde   Oct-28-09 11:06 AM   #42 
     - and BART only runs until Midnight, so if you work in a bar or hospital you're screwed  CreekDog   Oct-28-09 12:30 PM   #45 
     - I never understood that...  WriteDown   Oct-28-09 12:39 PM   #47 
     - BART ran 24 hours during the Labor day weekend repairs  Brother Buzz   Oct-28-09 01:02 PM   #48 
     - I agree with you. You'd think Bart would be automated by now  Grinchie   Oct-28-09 02:36 PM   #52 
        - Safety regulations don't allow BART trains to run without operators  CreekDog   Oct-28-09 02:41 PM   #53 
           - Yes, they need operators texting girlfriends and reading tweets. n/t  Psephos   Oct-28-09 09:39 PM   #58 
              - goofball n/t  CreekDog   Oct-28-09 10:36 PM   #60 
     - I saw this argument earlier...  Grinchie   Oct-28-09 02:34 PM   #51 
  - Bush's illegal war diverted valuable funds from infrastructure maintenance  NecklyTyler   Oct-28-09 04:58 AM   #34 
  - I blamed Bush in traffic court just last week and got my speeding ticket instantly dismissed.  Psephos   Oct-28-09 09:43 PM   #59 
  - I love the chaos of it all  junior college   Oct-28-09 09:01 AM   #35 
  - Do you, really? "Love the chaos of it all"? ...interesting...  architect359   Oct-28-09 09:38 AM   #37 
  - how lovely for you  dana_b   Oct-28-09 12:19 PM   #44 
     - Sheesh...I guess I hit sore spot. Are you in Tracy or some such place? sorry nt  junior college   Oct-28-09 09:11 PM   #57 
  - Sounds exciting, especially the ryder truck dangling from the side of the bridge.  hootinholler   Oct-28-09 05:33 PM   #56 
  - What, no demolition conspiracy theories yet?  Endangered Specie   Oct-28-09 11:08 PM   #62 

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