TODAY   |  September 03, 2013

New section of SF Bay Bridge is open to traffic

After 11 years of building and $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened last night. The renovations took place after the bridge was found to be unsafe due to serious damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

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>> and just in time for the morning commute, the new bay bridge is open once again to traffic this morning. a new east span of the bridge opened late last night. a few hours ahead of schedule. the $6.4 billion section took 11 years to build. that span of the bay bridge was damaged during