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Bridge Closure Boosts BART Ridership  395,300 rode the district's trains on Friday, the first full day of last weekend's closure of the Bay Bridge Crews To Close Lanes, Inspect Repairs  Crews retrofitting the Bridge found a 2-inch crack on the bridge's eastern side. Two lanes will be closed every Saturday at 11 p.m. till 9:30... Big-Rig Blocks WB Bay Bridge For Hours  All westbound lanes were closed for about five and a half hours a big-rig overturned mid-span and created a traffic nightmare Bridge closes after rod snaps
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Crack Found May Delay Bridge Opening  Crews working on a seismic retrofit found a 'significant crack' in the eastern span that could keep it closed beyond scheduled reopening Bridge Reopening Remains In Limbo  Transit crews scrambled to repair an unexpected crack and finish a long-planned seismic upgrade with just a day to go before commuters Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed
Bridge Off-Ramp Reopening After 3 Years  The Harrison Street off-ramp, which was closed for seismic retrofit work, will reopen to westbound traffic Massive Crane Arrives For Construction  The largest crane barge on the West Coast arrived in SF Bay, where it will play its part at construction for to the bridge Seismic Safety P... Man Dies After Being Found Injured San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Closed

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  As planned, the bridge was shut down to traffic at 8 p.m. so crews can do seismic retrofit work on the span
 A 300-foot-long section of the east span will be cut out and moved out of the way. Then a new double-deck section will be moved into place to connect the bridge with a short detour
  The Bridge reopened just in time for the start of the work week. Crews were able to make a crucial repair a day ahead of schedule.    The bridge reopened about 6:45 a.m. ...

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  Authorities indefinitely closed the Bay Bridge after a rod and a metal brace erected during an emergency repair job fell onto the westbound lanes
 The brace was startling a pair of drivers who collided with the debris and leaving hundreds of others stranded in their cars during the evening commute
Oct.28 Bridge closure forces Rockets to ferry   No Estimate When Bay Bridge Will Open  The bridge probably wouldn't be available for Thursday morning's commute. Crews have been working in gusty winds as they try to do repair wo... Oct.29   Traffic Lighter As Closure Enters 2nd Day  Engineers desperately tried to repair and fortify the bridge after a 5,000-pound piece of steel plummeted onto the span during rush hour this... Oct.30   Bridge Fix To Continue Into Weekend  Commuters confronted yet another day of heavy congestion as state transportation were unsure if it would open in time for Monday's commute Oct.31   High-Speed Chase On Closed Bridge  A carjacking suspect was arrested after he led police on a high-speed chase from San Francisco to Oakland   BART To Run 24-hours For Bridge Closure  Trains would run hourly to 14 stations. It is still unclear if the span will reopen for the Monday morning commute

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Nov.1   No Word Yet When Bay Bridge Will Open
  California Department of Transportation said that crews were still conducting stress tests and modification work   Bridge Won't Be Open For Monday  With another workweek and another commuter crush looming, there was still no word on when the bridge would be open to traffic again Nov.2   Repairs Complete: Bay Bridge Reopens
  The first cars drove through the toll plaza Monday morning, nearly a week after a failed repair sent debris falling onto the upper deck
Nov.9   Trucker dies as big-rig plummets off bridge
  A big rig was traveling at high speeds when the driver lost control at the S curve. The truck dropped about 200 feet onto Yerba Buena Island
Nov.11   Bridge May Close Again In New Year  Caltrans is now backing off earlier reports that the Bridge may be closed again before the Christmas holiday

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Dec.7   Bridge To Stay Open During Beam Repairs
  Transportation officials will not need to fully close the Bay Bridge as expected to complete repairs to a cracked beam Dec.9   $2 Increase Likely For Commute Hours  Staff members of the agency that oversees the bridges recommended raising car tolls by at least a dollar on all seven bridges Dec.22   Caltrans Completes Bridge Repair  Crews have completed repair work on the infamous cracked eyebar

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1. 02-09 Bridge Off-Ramp Reopening After 3 Years South of Market
C. 03-12 Massive Crane Arrives For Construction Bay Bridge
D. 07-07 Man Dies After Being Found Injured Bay Bridge
09-03 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Closed Bay Bridge
F. 09-05 Crack Found May Delay Bridge Opening Eastern Span
6. 09-07 Bridge Reopening Remains In Limbo Bay Bridge
7. 09-08 Bridge Reopens After Crack Fixed Bay Bridge
8. 09-19 Crews To Close Lanes, Inspect Repairs Eastern Span

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